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  • In 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 ... 
  • The AKC Canine Health Foundation is marking Pet Cancer Awareness Month by investing more than $1 million in new cancer research funding for dogs. Seven studies from across the country have been awarded funding, with Penn Vet being the leading recipient of three.
  • For 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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