Animal Cancer Care and Research Program


Our Mission

to advance knowledge and translate it into delivery of care to reduce the incidence of cancer and its impact in human and animal patients. 

Our Vision

A world without cancer 

To achieve this vision, we will enable leadership and facilitate interaction among researchers and clinicians to improve detection, diagnosis, treatment, quality of life, and outcomes.

Program Goals

  • Identify and characterize causes and behavior of cancers that affect humans and animals
  • Learn from models of naturally occurring cancers that occupy the interphase between rodents and humans
  • Seek outcomes that benefit humans and companion animals alike

The Animal Cancer Care and Research program is a cornerstone of the Comparative Medicine Signature Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as a Developmental Research Program at the Masonic Cancer Center.

Pet Owners and animal cancer patients

The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) Oncology Service offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic options for pets with cancer, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Clinical Trials

The Clinical Investigation Center develops and facilitates veterinary clinical trials and translational research studies which may lead to new drugs, devices, procedures and treatments for the benefit of animals and humans alike.
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The Animal Cancer Care and Research (ACCR) program brings together researchers from different disciplines across human and veterinary medicine, who strive to learn more about the area of cancer where humans and animals interface. Their discoveries lead to better ways to treat and prevent cancers in both humans and animals.