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2016 Symposium Information

The First Annual Canine Comparative Oncology Symposium was held on March 4, 2016 at the SAS Executive Center in Cary, North Carolina. This day long symposium was an exciting opportunity to bring together leaders in this field and highlight comparative oncology work being done at both Duke University and NC State University. The final agenda is now available.

2016 Symposium Details

Keynote Speaker:

Amy K. LeBlanc, DVM Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
Director, Comparative Oncology Program
NCI Center for Cancer Research

Location:

SAS Executive Briefing Center (EBC) March 4, 2016: 7:30am-5:00pm

2016 Presentations


Welcome, Overview and Introduction of Pilot Project RFA
Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, Executive Director, Duke Cancer Institute


Panel One: Setting the Stage

A Big Picture of Comparative Oncology and Gaps to Plan to Address

Rodney Page, DVM, MS, Colorado State University
Matthew Breen, PhD, NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine
- Elaine A. Ostrander, PhD, National Human Genome Research Institute
William Eward, DVM, MD, Duke Cancer Institute

Discussion

Matthew Breen, PhD, NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine (moderator)

Partnership and What It Means Across Campuses: An Optimal Model, Defining Collaboration and What We Need for Success

Mark Dewhirst, DVM, PhD, Duke Cancer Institute
Michael S. Kent, DVM, University of California Davis
Eric J. Bernhard, PhD, National Cancer Institute

Discussion

Mark Dewhirst, DVM, PhD, Duke Cancer Institute (moderator)


Panel Two: Cultivating the Science

Comparative Oncology that Leads to Novel Targets

Deborah Knapp, DVM, MS, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Kristy Richards, MD, PhD, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Cross Species Clinical Trials – Using a Multi-Species Approach

Mark Dewhirst, DVM, PhD, Duke Cancer Institute
David Kirsch, MD, PhD, Duke Cancer Institute

Comparative Pharmacokinetic Studies in Human and Canine Cancer Patients

Mark Dewhirst, DVM, PhD, Duke Cancer Institute

Discussion

Neil Spector, MD, Duke Cancer Institute (moderator)


Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker Introduction

Marlene Hauck, DVM, PhD, NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Comparative Oncology at the NIH: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Research and Drug Development

Amy K. LeBlanc, DVM Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) Director, Comparative Oncology Program, National Cancer Institute


Closing Remarks

Alan H. Rebar, DVM, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development, NCSU

Poster Session and Refreshments