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Welcome to Our New Veterinary Oncologist

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.-- Dr. Sara Allstadt Frazier, board-certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine specialty of Oncology, joins the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) as an Assistant Professor of Oncology.  


Following graduation from Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, Frazier practiced both large and small animal medicine in south Alabama for three years. With a desire to advance cancer treatment in both animals and humans, she left general veterinary practice to pursue specialty training in oncology. She completed her residency in Medical Oncology at the University of California-Davis and joined the faculty there after completion of her residency.

Frazier enjoys the diversity of the academic environment- the invigoration of inspiring students to be fantastic veterinarians, the challenges and successes of patient interaction, the advantage of having multiple specialists working alongside each other, and the thrill of advancing research for the betterment of cancer treatment in both animals and humans alike.


Dr. Frazier's current research focuses on the thiazolidinedione class of drugs and their potential anti-cancer effects through their interaction with nuclear receptors called peroxisome proliferator activated receptors. She also works to identify new drug therapies that can be advanced into clinical trials and hopes to expand the oncology clinical trials program at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Frazier joins the UT college of Veterinary Medicine oncology team composed of the following specialists:  Drs. Olya Smrkovski and Al Legendre in medical oncology as well as Dr. Nathan Lee in radiation oncology and Dr. Jeanne Larson as a resident in oncology.  In addition to our clinical faculty , Dr. Maria Cekanova's research team including Dr. Kusum Rathore as a post-doctoral research associate work in cancer research developing new approaches to diagnosis, imaging, and treatment of cancer.




Posted: 10-24-12 Viewed: 32544 times

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Sandra Harbison
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