Cancer Research – Pets to People: Human Applications

March 10, 2022
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Join C2ST and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) for Anticancer Discovery from Pets to People (ACPP), a limited series detailing the latest in cutting-edge research conducted at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (Illinois). Learn how the analysis of cancers in pet dogs and cats can help identify promising new anticancer drugs for humans. Dr. Timothy Fan, a veterinary oncologist, and cancer researcher, will walk us through the work being done at the Comparative Oncology Research Laboratory on a subject that has far-reaching implications for the human and animal worlds.

The third program will focus on human applications. 

Companion animal models are expected to improve the predictive value of preclinical investigations. Human beings and their companion animals share similar DNA damage responses and tumor histologies. Larger animal models like cats and dogs better capture critical factors in cancer progression and permit unprecedented opportunities to confirm how drugs and therapies work against cancer cells. Companion animals with naturally occurring cancers are used to understand tumor radiobiology and treatment. They help scientists improve the predictive value of target-based radiosensitization strategies. Novel immunotherapy approaches can be studied and tested in pet dogs and cats and provide a way to show the safety and promising activity of harnessing the immune system to attack cancer cells hiding within the body.

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Thursday, March 10th, 2022 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT, C2ST Facebook Live & C2ST YouTube TV.



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