The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence.
School of Veterinary Medicine
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By Madeleine Stone @themadstone
Lisa Gretebeck always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Like many aspiring young vets, Gretebeck was first attracted to the career through her love for animals.
Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine says, “We are working with the Diabetes Alert Dog Alliance to help facilitate the expectation of DAD dogs nationally.”
Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine is highlighted for directing the Working Dog Center.
A study on immunotherapy by Nicola Mason of the School of Veterinary Medicine is discussed.
Nicola Mason of the School of Veterinary Medicine says, “the concept of the vaccine is to educate the immune system, to recognize tumor cells and kill them.”
When a woman experiences a stressful event early in pregnancy, the risk of her child developing autism spectrum disorders or schizophrenia increases. Yet how maternal stress is transmitted to the brain of the developing fetus, leading to these problems in neurodevelopment, is poorly understood.
Dean Joan Hendricks of the School of Veterinary Medicine writes about the history of the school.