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Improving Diagnostic Tools for Classifying Soft-Tissue Sarcomas in Cats

Injection-site sarcomas in cats are aggressive, locally invasive and prone to postsurgical recurrence. Distinguishing between injection-site sarcomas and other less aggressive sarcomas remains challenging. Researchers will expand upon their previous findings to produce a sophisticated research tool for DNA-based characterization of feline soft-tissue sarcomas. Using this tool may help veterinarians distinguish between injection-site sarcomas and other less aggressive sarcomas, thereby assisting them with diagnosis and the selection of the most appropriate treatment plan for each patient. Researchers will also identify genes that may be associated with the development of these cancers, and this information may reveal potential therapeutic targets. 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Rachael Thomas, North Carolina State University

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Study ID: D15FE-008