Cancer


Record Research Funding Bodes Well for Animals, Humans

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 - Purdue has a great deal to celebrate in 2019. As the University hails 150 years of “Giant Leaps,” the College of Veterinary Medicine marks its 60th Anniversary as a national standard-bearer for veterinary education and animal health care. Many of the same faculty responsible for educating future veterinarians and providing top-ranked health care to animals also are drawing in record amounts of funding for research — research that in most cases promises to benefit humans as well as animals. In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the College’s research garnered more than $12 million — an all-time high.



Atlanta TV Station Tells Story of PVM Comparative Oncology Research

Friday, October 19th, 2018 - A news team from Atlanta’s WSB-TV, an ABC-affiliate TV station, visited the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital recently to report on the game-changing possibilities of clinical trials involving naturally occurring cancer in dogs. In the feature story broadcast October 11 and made available online, Anchor/Reporter Tom Regan described research led by Dr. Deborah Knapp, Dolores L. McCall Professor of Comparative Oncology and director of the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program (PCOP).



PVM Researcher Helps Lead Purdue Effort to Take ‘Accelerator’ off Aggressive Prostate and Other Deadly Tumors

Friday, October 5th, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences Marxa Figueiredo helped lead a Purdue research team studying ways to make prostate cancer less lethal by making it less aggressive.



PVM Partnership Advances Search for Cancer Cure

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 - Gliomas are one of the most common brain cancers in dogs, and one of the most difficult-to-treat cancers in any species. A surgical partnership involving specialists at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and the IU Health Methodist Hospital and Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine is helping veterinarians and doctors work together to better understand how to treat gliomas in patients of all kinds.



International Cancer Conference Invitation Yields Unique Experience for PVM Graduate Student in Rwanda

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 - An invitation to speak at AORTIC’s 11th International Conference on Cancer in Africa (AORTIC 2017) provided a Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate student with a chance to give a research presentation and receive an amazing cross-cultural learning opportunity.



PVM Guest Lecture Features Leading Stem Cell Researcher from Cornell

Friday, April 13th, 2018 - “Transitional Zones and Cancer” was the title of a special guest lecture given in Lynn Hall recently by Alexander Nikitin, MD, PhD, professor of pathology at Cornell University and leading stem cell researcher, who spoke to an audience of Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate students, faculty, and staff. The presentation was hosted by the PVM Office of Research as part of the College’s Graduate Student Research Seminar Series.



Dr. Tiffany Lyle Featured in #31PurdueWomen

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 - In honor of March being Women’s History Month, the Purdue University Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships is featuring 31 Purdue women researchers, including a Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member. As part of the #31PurdueWomen social media campaign, a post published Saturday, March 17, featured Dr. Tiffany Lyle, assistant professor of veterinary anatomic pathology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology.



PVM Faculty Featured in Annual Research Report

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to have two faculty members, Dr. Candace Croney and Dr. Sophie Lelièvre, featured in the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP) 2016-2017 annual research report. The theme for the annual research report this year is Earth + Space.



PVM Cancer Researcher Collaborates on Creating Device to Identify Risks for Breast Cancer

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 - Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Professor of Cancer Pharmacology Sophie Lelièvre is moving mountains with her contributions to breast cancer research.



Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine offers tips to recognize, treat pet cancers

Friday, September 15th, 2017 - It’s estimated that about 1 in 2 dogs, particularly those older than 10, and about 1 in 3 cats in the United States die of cancer, says Dr. Michael Childress, an associate professor of comparative oncology with the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. “Dogs and cats both get cancer with about the same frequency...




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