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2019 Symposium

The Fourth Annual Canine Comparative Oncology Symposium was held on February 15, 2019 from 7:30am to 5:00pm at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina. This daylong symposium was an exciting opportunity that brought together leaders in this field and highlight comparative oncology work being done at both Duke University and NC State University.

2019 Symposium Details

Keynote Speaker:

Elizabeth McNiel, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Onc), DACVR (RO)
Principal Research Scientist
Companion Animal Research
Translational and Comparative Medical Research
Elanco Animal Health

Location:

Durham Convention Center
301 West Morgan Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701


Welcome Remarks 
Michael Kastan, MD, PhD
Duke Cancer Institute

2019 Presentations:

Overview of Pilot Project RFA and Awardee Presentations

Establishing Laser Ablation as a Treatment for Canine Glioma and Modeling the Human Condition 
Peter Fecci, MD, PhD and Christopher Mariani, DVM, PhD

Phase 2 of the MDH Pipeline – Bortezomib as a First Line Therapy for Osteosarcoma 
William Eward, MD, DVM and Steven Suter, DVM, PhD

Testing a New Prodrug Nanoparticle Formulation of Niclosamide as a Novel Therapy for Osteosarcoma 
William Eward, MD, DVM and Steven Suter, DVM, PhD

A Continued Phase I Clinical Trial of CP-DOX in Dogs 
Ashutosh Chilkoti, PhD and Steven Suter, DVM, PhD


CORC Presentation

Susan Braun
V Foundation

Wendy Shelton, DVM, MPH
Program Director of CORC


Poster Awardee Presentations - Steve Suter, DVM, PhD (Moderator)

*Slides not available*
Catherine Wise
NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Suzanne Bartholf DeWitt, DVM 
Duke Cancer Institute

Claire Wiley, VMD, DACVIM 
NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Alexander Lazarides, MS 
Duke Cancer Institute

Poster Session & Lunch

*Slides not available*
Recent Advances in Integrated Cancer Drug Development for Human and Pediatric Patients – The NCI-COP Perspective 
Amy LeBlanc, DVM
National Cancer Institute

Update on the NCI Integrated Canine Data Commons 
Toby Hecht, PhD
National Cancer Institute

Opportunities and Challenges of Comparative Oncology from a Pharma Perspective  
Tanja Zabka, DVM, DACVP
Genentech


Industry Panel Discussion - Michael Nolan, DVM, PhD (Moderator)

Bryan Baines ,
Office of Licensing and Ventures, Duke University

Jorge Ferrer, PhD
Lumicell

Lini Pandite, MD
Shattuck Labs

Mohamad Morsey, DVM, PhD
Merck

Tanja Zabka, DVM, DACVP
Genentech

Keynote Address

Introduction:
Mark Dewhirst, DVM, PhD
Duke Cancer Institute

*Slides not available*
Meanwhile… Down on the Animal Pharm: A New Partner in Comparative Biomedical Research
Elizabeth McNiel, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Onc), DACVR (RO)
Principal Research Scientist, Elanco Animal Health


Closing Remarks 
Paul Lunn, BVSc, MS, PhD, MRCVS, Diplomate ACVIM
NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Poster Session and Refreshments