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Canine Cancer Research

By Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine

Ground-breaking research is being conducted by Dr. Bruce Smith, a scientist at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Scott-Ritchey Research Center and, using virus therapy to treat dogs with osteosarcoma.


AKC’s Health Foundation, which funds Dr. Smith’s work, recently highlighted his work as part of Pet Cancer Awareness Month and in light of recent news articles about virus therapy being used successfully in human patients.


Dr. Smith, director of the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer (AURIC) and a professor in the college’s Department of Pathobiology, focuses his research in two areas -- genetic therapy, gene therapies for inherited muscular dystrophies, and genetic approaches to therapy for cancer.


To read more about Dr. Smith’s research, click here. 

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