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Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation

The Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation (ICCI) at the University of Guelph is dedicated to providing comprehensive cancer care for companion animals and unlocking the deadly secrets of the disease for the benefit of all species, including humans.

Launched in 2007, the institute is the first of its kind in Canada, combining our expertise in basic cancer biology and veterinary medicine to take an integrated approach to cancer studies that cannot be matched in a human health care environment.

It entails collaborative research of more than 30 cancer investigators from at least a dozen departments across the university: cancer biologists, veterinarians, chemists, mathematicians, computer scientists, toxicologists, psychologists and others who represent Guelph’s unique capacity to broaden the scope of research and deepen our understanding of cancer.

A key component of this groundbreaking initiative is the establishment of a world-class Animal Cancer Centre in the OVC Health Sciences Centre. The centre is dedicated to cancer diagnosis, treatment, teaching and clinical research.

See Global News's story on the Animal Cancer Centre here.

ICCI Team (Left to Right): Dr. Paul Woods (ICCI co-director), Dr. Kaya Skowronski (Tumour Bank Coordinator); Dr. Vicky Sabine (Clinical Research Coordinator), Dr. Michelle Oblak (assistant ICCI co-director), Dr. Geoff Wood (assistant ICCI co-director) and Dr. Brenda Coomber (ICCI co-director). Dr. Michelle Oblak and Dr. Geoff Wood were recently appointed as assistant co-directors of ICCI and Dr. Vicky Sabine as Clinical Research Coordinator.