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UT Veterinary Onology Service Takes the Big Orange to Minneapolis

(October 30, 2013)-- Members of our oncology service at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine made an impact at the Veterinary Cancer Society's annual conference last weekend. More than 500 professionals from around the world attended the conference to learn the latest news and research regarding veterinary oncology. (According to its Web site, the Veterinary Cancer Society is a non-profit educational organization consisting of nearly 1,000 specialists in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology; internists; pathologists; pharmacologists; and general practitioners from around the world.)

One of the conferences keynote speakers, Dr. Stephen Russell, Professor of Medicine and Director of Molecular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, discussed Oncolytic Virotherapy, particularly highlighting UTCVM's Dr. Amy LeBlancs collaboration with the Mayo Clinic in oncolytic virus studies.

University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine oncologist Dr. Amy LeBlanc. LeBlanc also works with the UT Medical Center.Dr. LeBlanc also presented at the conference: Safety Studies on Intravenous Administration of Oncolytic Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (Vsv) Expressing Interferon-Beta and the Sodium-Iodide Symporter Protein (Nis) in Purpose-Bred Beagle Dogs (oral presentation) and In Vitro Cytotoxicity of Oncolytic Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (Vsv) in 4 Canine Transitional Cell Carcinoma Cell Lines (poster presentation).


University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine oncologist Dr. Sara FrazierUTCVM oncology specialist Dr. Sara Frazier presented A Randomized Phase III Trial of Piroxicam in Combination with Either Mitoxantrone or Carboplatin for the Treatment of Canine Transitional Cell Carcinoma (poster presentation) and mentored the work of a resident who gave an oral presentation session on Treatment of Feline Intermediate to High Grade Lymphoma with a 6 Month Chop Based Protocol: 119 Cases.

 University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine technician, Gina Galyon, LVMT


Gina Galyon, LVMT, presented a case report on Oncolytic Viruses as Cancer Therapy in Dogs and came home with a certificate honoring her for her report.




University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine oncology resident Dr. Jeanne Larson


UTCVM oncology resident Dr. Jeanne Larson was honored with a scholarship from Diamondback drugs. She was selected based on a case report submission.




UTCVM oncology specialist Dr. Claire Cannon taught in the technician session on Targeted Cancer Therapies: What You Should Know.

UTCVM oncology specialist Dr. Olya Smrkovski also represented the university at the conference, and the team couldnt have participated in the conference without Professor Emeritus Dr. Al Legendre stepping in to ensure the hospitals oncology service continued to run smoothly.  



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