School of Veterinary Medicine

Saved From Death by Penn Veterinarians, ‘Snickers’ Now Working for Salvation Army

December 18, 2013

Sarah Peters of Penn’s New Bolton Center is quoted about caring for a pony in need of surgery.

Article Source: Philly.com

A Few Words on Antibiotics, Livestock With an Expert

December 17, 2013

Sherrill Davison of the School of Veterinary Medicine is interviewed.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Cancer Is Leading Disease-related Killer of Dogs and Cats

December 15, 2013

Erika Krick of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted about veterinary oncology.

Article Source: CBS (Chicago)

Fearful Memories Haunt Mouse Descendants

December 1, 2013

Tracy Bale of the School of Veterinary Medicine says, “It’s pretty unnerving to think that our germ cells could be so plastic and dynamic in response to changes in the environment.”

Article Source: Nature.com

Witness at Hearing Urge Congress to Enlist Antidoping Agency and Save Horse Racing

November 21, 2013

Lawrence Soma of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted.

Article Source: New York Times

Mushroom Compound Offers Hope for Cancer in Dogs and Humans

November 22, 2013

Dottie Brown of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on hemangiosarcoma.

Article Source: ABC News

Bone Cancer Vaccine for Dogs Shows Promise for Breast Cancer

November 21, 2013

Nicola Mason of the School of Veterinary Medicine is mentioned for studying cancer vaccine trials.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 5, 2013

Penn Study Identifies New Trigger for Breast Cancer Metastasis

For years, scientists have observed that tumor cells from certain breast cancer patients with aggressive forms of the disease contained low levels of mitochondrial DNA. But, until recently, no one was able to explain how this characteristic influenced disease progression. 

Vets, Pet Owners Demand to Know: Why Can’t FDA Solve Jerky Treat Mystery?

November 3, 2013

Lisa Murphy of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on the FDA studying jerky pet treats.

Article Source: NBC News
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 23, 2013

Neurotoxin Effectively Relieves Bone Cancer Pain in Dogs, Penn Researchers Find

By the time bone cancer is diagnosed in a pet dog, it is often too late to save the animal’s life. Instead, the goal of treatment is to keep the dog as comfortable and free of pain as possible for as long as possible.