Current research areas


The researchers and clinicians at the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences investigate a range of spontaneously occurring animal cancers, which provide excellent opportunities for clinical trials and biological studies and allow early and humane testing of novel therapies. Current areas of research include: canine and feline lymphomas, mast cell tumours, squamous cell carcinoma, and the unique clonally transmissible cancer, the Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease. These cancers share tumour histology, biology and development similarities with human diseases; therefore the research and diagnostics services conducted by the members of the faculty also contribute to the understanding of environmental risk factors and genetic predispositions for both animal and human cancers.