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Friday, August 11 • 8:15am - 9:05am
Treating cancer in pet animals: The 'one cancer' concept

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My wife and I currently have three dogs.  Like for many couples, families and individuals, pets are integrated into the daily routine and they play an important role in people's lives in general. I have learned from all my dogs over the years.  They teach by example – none are more loyal, better friends or more giving and selfless.
Besides life skills, our pets can also teach us about diseases and not just animal diseases.  There are many similarities between our patients and human patients in many fields of medicine.  Cancer is a prime example.  Comparative oncology research is reaching new heights annually on a global scale.  In Australia, we too can enrol in this exciting work, learn from our pets and help animals as well as people.
My colleague, Prof Nicole Ehrhart from Colorado State University recently wrote, “Research in this field, involving veterinarians, physicians, cancer specialists and basic scientists, is leading to improved human health and more rapid access to effective cancer treatment than has been previously possible through traditional cancer research approaches.”
In this session, I will talk about the role of Australian researchers and veterinarians in the One Cancer Concept.  Be part of the cure.

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Rod Straw

Director - Owner, BVSC
Rod Straw is the Director of a purpose built multidiscipline veterinary referral hospital in Queensland and is Founder of Australia’s comprehensive cancer centre with the Southern Hemisphere’s onlyLinear Accelerator dedicated to treating animals with cancer using high energy external beamradiation... Read More →


Friday August 11, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
Room 7