The Withers Lab studies naturally-occurring cancers in pet dogs to develop a deeper understanding of canine and human cancer biology.
Specifically, we are focused on addressing three main goals:
- To explore the use of state-of-the-art tools to detail canine immune responses
- To characterize differences in the immune microenvironment between primary and metastatic sites of osteosarcoma
- To explore the utility of strategic tyrosine kinase inhibition for the treatment of osteosarcoma
We utilize a range of cell-based, molecular and tissue assays, including techniques such as fresh tissue processing and preservation, protein assays, immunoassays, flow cytometry, RT-qPCR, and next-gen sequencing.
Visit the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital Clinical Trials webpage to learn more about our clinical studies presently enrolling dogs diagnosed with:
- Soft tissue sarcoma
- Nasal tumors