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Assessing How a Protein Helps Hemangiosarcoma Cells Survive

Canine hemangiosarcoma is a common and highly fatal cancer in dogs. Recent evidence suggests that populations of cancer stem cells give rise to tumors, promote tumor growth and are the main culprits behind drug resistance and disease recurrence. This study examines how a protein expressed by stem cells contributes to the maintenance and survival of hemangiosarcoma stem cells.

Dr. Erin B. Dickerson, University of Minnesota

Co-sponsors: Rainier Agility Team; Flat-Coated Retriever Foundation; Anonymous; Portuguese Water Dog Foundation