Cancer


Man’s Best Friend Leads the Way to Early Cancer Detection in Study Directed by Purdue Veterinary Scholar

Friday, December 2nd, 2022 - A canine cancer scientist at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is working to take the first steps to make a serious form of cancer in dogs — one with analogues to human health — easier to detect and treat before it has become more advanced.



International Canine Health Award Presented to PVM Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology

Friday, October 7th, 2022 - A long-term passion for advancing treatments for animals and humans with cancer through comparative oncology research was rewarded for Dr. Deborah Knapp, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology, when she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Kennel Club Charitable Trust. The honor is one of four International Canine Health Awards given out by the London-based organization. The awards are regarded as the world’s largest and most significant prizes recognizing excellence in canine research, dog health and welfare.



PVM to Play Role in Research on New Patent-pending Method to Mass-produce Antitumor Cells to Treat Blood Diseases and Cancer

Friday, August 12th, 2022 - A Purdue University chemical engineer has improved upon traditional methods to produce off-the-shelf human immune cells that show strong antitumor activity, according to a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Reports. And future research plans include clinical trials involving the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.



Dr. Sulma Mohammed Honored as Purdue Distinguished Woman Scholar

Friday, April 22nd, 2022 - The Purdue University Office of the Provost and the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence honored six Purdue alumnae, including Purdue Veterinary Medicine Professor of Cancer Biology Sulma Mohammed, as 2022 Distinguished Women Scholars at a special reception recently. The event on Tuesday, March 29, at the Purdue Memorial Union Anniversary Drawing Room, recognized the women for exceptional leadership and significant contribution to their fields.



When Veterinary and Human Sciences Collaborate, Cancer Patients of All Species Benefit

Friday, March 4th, 2022 - Dakota, a four-year-old French bulldog from Justin, Texas, has pushed the boundaries of what it means to be humanity’s best friend, with the help of compassionate veterinary specialists at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine who are also members of the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research.



Purdue Veterinary Medicine Research Supported by $44,656 from Trask Innovation Fund

Friday, February 18th, 2022 - The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization has awarded more than $143,000 from the Trask Innovation Fund across three projects, including one involving researchers in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Engineering.



PVM Scholar Leads Groundbreaking Study of How the Brain’s Own Protective System Could Help Advance Treatment of Neurodegenerative Conditions

Friday, August 13th, 2021 - A labyrinthian network of blood vessels helps to maintain normal health by protecting the human brain from foreign contaminants. Unfortunately, this natural protection comes with a cost: While the maze keeps the brain safe, it is also an obstacle when treating brain damage or disease. Finding ways through the network could mean a drastic improvement in quality of life. Dr. Tiffany Lyle, assistant professor of veterinary anatomic pathology in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology and a member of Purdue’s Center for Cancer Research, is on a mission to do just that. She is the first scientist to map changes to the brain’s barrier during metastases of lung cancer and, more recently, she has produced the first comprehensive, molecular mapping of the network in relation to blast-induced traumatic brain injuries.



Dr. Timothy Ratliff Steps Down as Purdue Center for Cancer Research Director; will continue as Distinguished Professor in CPB

Friday, July 23rd, 2021 - Purdue University is launching a national search for a new director of the Purdue Center for Cancer Research (PCCR) to succeed Dr. Timothy Ratliff, who has announced that he will step down from his role as the Robert Wallace Director of the PCCR after leading the organization for 14 years.



PVM Researcher Focuses on Data to Discover Better Cancer Diagnostics and Therapies

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 - The next generation of treatments for cancer may be found, not by scientists peering through microscopes, but by computer scientists crunching numbers. Thanks to unprecedented amounts of data, Purdue University researchers across multiple disciplines, including comparative pathobiology, are using innovative data science techniques to better understand the genetics and cellular biology of cancer cells and tumors allowing them to pioneer new diagnostic tools, generate novel therapeutic treatments, and significantly advance the fight against cancer. Among the researchers involved in this work is Dr. Nadia Lanman, who holds an appointment as research assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology.



Cancer Milestone Video Published by Nature Spotlights PVM Researcher Sulma Mohammed

Friday, June 11th, 2021 - The Journal Nature celebrates two decades of advancements in cancer research with the publication of Milestones in Cancer, which includes a feature on the work of Dr. Sulma Mohammed, professor of cancer biology in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology.




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