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Targeting Specific Growth Factors in Ocular Cancers

Advances in chemotherapy in humans have led to improved treatment of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) with fewer or milder side effects. This study examines whether equine SCC, the most common tumor of the eye in horses, shares key properties with human SCC that would allow this treatment to be effective in horses. If true, then horses with SCC could also benefit from treatment with these drugs.

Dr. Kim M. Newkirk, University of Tennessee, Pilot Study