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Hemangiosarcoma is an aggressive and almost uniformly fatal cancer of dogs.
Researchers uncovered evidence that a common cellular signaling pathway is associated with
aggressive hemangiosarcoma tumor growth and chemotherapy resistance. Signaling pathways
are coordinated chemical activities in a cell that collectively control one or more cell functions.
Abnormal activation of signals often trigger or facilitate the development of diseases, including
cancer. Researchers will investigate how signaling pathways contribute to hemangiosarcoma
growth, and if existing drugs can interrupt the process to reduce tumor growth and chemotherapy resistance. Finding a new approach to treat canine hemangiosarcoma is a vital step in improving survival rates in dogs with this aggressive cancer.

Study ID
D17CA-059
Study Status
Active
Start Date
10/01/2016
Grant amount awarded
$172,431
Grant recipient
University of Minnesota
Study country
United States
Investigator
Erin B. Dickerson, PhD
Study category
Cancer