See also our related blogs for the Keller Laboratory and the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Initiative.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Upcoming Lectureship on Canine Osteosarcoma

Dr. Bernard Séguin will present the first annual Scott Carter Memorial Pediatric Cancer Therapeutics Lectureship 4pm on Tuesday May 3 in the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Vey Auditorium (11th floor).  Dr. Bernard Séguin is Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery & Surgical Oncology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University.  Dr Seguin received his DVM from the Université de Montréal, and thereafter performed residency at Washington State University and Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Colorado State University.  Dr. Seguin’s area of expertise is cancer surgery and his research interests are surgical oncology and osteosarcoma, a primary tumor of bone. He has a strong interest in developing novel limb-sparing surgical techniques, which are aimed at removing the tumor from the limb while preserving its function.  Dr. Seguin will discuss the similarities between treating human and dog patients with osteosarcoma, and a new study designed to offer personalized cancer therapy with novel new drugs that are specifically chosen for each patient based on the biology of their tumor. This work is a collaboration between the OSU School of Veterinary Medicine and the OHSU Pediatric Cancer Biology Program and Knight Cancer Institute.  Dr. Séguin’s seminar presentation is entitled, “Why Treating Man’s Best Friend Benefits Everyone – The Osteosarcoma Story”.

This lectureship is presented in the memory of Scott Carter, a young man who inspired his family and community to find better treatment options for children with cancer.  This annual lectureship is supported by the Scott Carter Foundation.   
[ update 5/6/2011:  To see the archived talk online, click here . ]

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