Dr. Thomas Rosol, professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, had his metastasis research program highlighted in the Winter 2012 issue of CCC Frontiers magazine.
Roughly nine in 10 cancer deaths are caused by tumors that spread— metastasize—to organs often far removed from the primary tumor. Research by Dr. Rosol and others has provided insights into how bone metastases happen. The problem has been that bone metastases are hard to see on X-rays. New advances, however, have allowed the researchers to add a gene that illuminates the cells.
“This was a tremendous advance,” said Dr. Rosol. “We can count the number of metastases, calculate their growth rate and investigate different treatments to see if they reduce the number or growth of metastases.”
To read more about Dr. Rosol’s metastasis research program, read the full article here, starting on page 18.
About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State
Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.