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In this edition of Genome Barks Lee Arnold, Vice President of the AKC Canine Health Foundation welcomes Dr. Matthew Breen of the North Carolina State University Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Breen, recent winner of Asa Mays DVM, Excellence in Canine Health Research Award, gives us insight into Lymphoma and other canine cancers and explains the usefulness of the canine model for human research. Dr. Breen played a key role in the mapping of the canine genome and now uses his skills and resources to focus on the molecular cytogenetic evaluation of canine tumors as a means to discover the genes involved in the initiation and progression of cancers. In addition to his activities at NCSU, Dr. Breen was a founding member and now serves on the Board of Directors of the Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium, Inc (CCOGC).
In continuation of our “Old Dogs Rule” educational series, this podcast features Dr. Ashley Saunders, Associate Professor of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Michael E. DeBakey Institute at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Dr. Saunders completed her DVM in 2001 and residency in Cardiology in 2005, both at Texas A&M, and is board certified in veterinary cardiology. She is funded by CHF to identify novel biological markers of mitral valve disease to enhance diagnosis and prognosis of disease. In this podcast she discusses one of the most common age-related problems in dogs, cardiovascular disease.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.