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Dr. Rumela ChakrabartiIn a paper in Science, the Penn Vet Cancer Center's Dr. Rumela Chakrabarti describes a newly identified connection between mammary stem cells and macrophages, a type of immune cell. The crosstalk between these two cell types is crucial for mammary gland development, and may also figure into the biology of breast cancer. Read about Dr. Chakrabarti's cutting-edge research ... 
 
Dr. Nicola Mason, Associate Professor of Medicine and PathobiologyFor dogs with osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone, the standard treatment has been amputation combined with chemotherapy, and even that rarely staves off the cancer’s spread. Dr. Nicola Mason is embarking on a new way to treat the disease, using a novel immunotherapy-based vaccine to prevent metastasis to other organs. Read about Dr. Mason's clinical trial for canine cancer patients ...

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