OVC Cancer Research Making Headlines

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Research at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer was the subject of a CTV story Dec. 15.

The story featured work by Prof. Paul Woods, Clinical Studies, on osteocarsoma in dogs. Woods is helping to run a clinical trial with the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium. This is the first such collaboration between OVC and the NCI group, and is funded by the non-profit Morris Animal Foundation.

Researchers will evaluate the effectiveness of the therapeutic agent rapamycin in treating osteosarcoma in dogs by delaying or preventing metastasis.

Woods is the co-director of OVC’s Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation. He studies comparative oncology and cancer treatment in companion animals.