School of Veterinary Medicine

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.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 16, 2013

Penn Science Café: Dogs Leading the Fight Against Cancer

The University of Pennsylvania’s Nicola Mason, an assistant professor of medicine and pathobiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, studies the immune systems of dogs, which happen to share many traits with those of humans.

Dogs Linked to Finding Breast Cancer Treatment

October 15, 2013

Karin Sorenmo of the School of Veterinary Medicine is highlighted for working with dog tumors.

Article Source: Delawareonline.com
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 16, 2013

Penn Researchers Take First Step Toward a Macular Dystrophy Gene Therapy

Vitelliform macular dystrophy, also known as Best disease, is one of a group of vision-robbing conditions called bestrophinopathies that affect children and young adults. Caused by inherited mutations in the BEST1 gene, these diseases cause severe declines in central vision as patients age.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 10, 2013

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center and Center for Dairy Excellence Form Partnership

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center and the Center for Dairy Excellence have signed a memorandum of understanding to formally recognize their partnership to he