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Introduction

Dr. Laurel Williams and Visla Hank

Welcome to the Cancer Care Fund site at North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine! We hope that by visiting this site you will gain some additional understanding of cancer in animals, or you may find out about an interesting study that may benefit your pet. You will have the option of adding yourself and your pet to our nationwide database of pets affected by cancer for future studies, or make a donation to the Cancer Care Fund through the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, Inc., to help us continue our efforts in veterinary cancer research.

Our goal is to learn more about the causes of cancer to study more effective treatments for cancer in our companion animals. Special research interests include Lymphoma (canine and feline), Canine osteosarcoma, angiogenesis and more. In addition, we also help to enhance veterinary communication skills in all of our research and teaching as well, so that we may be able to more fully support the clients and patients that we serve. The importance of veterinary communication skills along with clinical skills for the cancer patient cannot be understated, and is highlighted in a recent CVM Magazine artlcle, "The Importance of Veterinary Communication."

Whatever your reason for visiting the Cancer Care Fund Site, we are glad you have visited, and we hope that together we can make a difference for many pets affected by cancer.

If you have comments, ideas or questions, please do not hesitate to email them to study coordinator, Julie Nettifee Osborne, RVT, BS at Julie_osborne@ncsu.edu or call 919-513-6812.

Warm Regards,

Laurel Williams, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
North Carolina State University-College of Veterinary Medicine
4700 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27606