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U of G Symposium Showcases Innovative Cancer Research

2021 Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation (ICCI) Research SymposiumInnovative translational and comparative cancer research will be showcased at the virtual Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation (ICCI) Research Symposium happening on May 27, 2021.

An integrated approach to cancer studies has defined the ICCI since its inception in 2007.

Combining the expertise of researchers in basic cancer biology and clinicians in veterinary medicine, ICCI’s approach has captured the University of Guelph and Ontario Veterinary College’s (OVC) unique strengths to broaden the scope of research, advance the understanding of cancer and improve treatment options to benefit both companion animal and human cancer patients.

In addition to enhancing research among U of G scientists, ICCI facilitates collaboration with academic cancer researchers outside of the university and with industry partners.

The 13th annual ICCI Cancer Research Symposium is a free one-day event that highlights the wide variety of cancer research taking place at the U of G and other nearby universities.

The day features keynote speaker Dr. Lisa Forrest, a professor of radiology and radiation oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as short talks from student and invited local speakers and poster presentations.

In addition to teaching in the school’s veterinary program and her clinical duties in diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology, Forrest is studying radiotherapy in dogs with spontaneous, naturally occurring tumours. These spontaneous tumours in dogs are similar to their counterparts in humans; information gained will help advance and inform human cancer studies.

Register online.

Registration will include access to all oral and poster presentations and a PDF of the program. 

Registration deadline is Thursday, May 20, 2021.

For more information, visit the ICCI website