Earlier this year, our friend Sandra presented the Luna Award, a designation in honor of her cancer warrior Luna who defied all odds after having a hemipelvectomy and living 11 months with hemangiosarcoma.
The Luna Award was given at the “2009 Genes, Dogs and Cancer: 5th International Canine Cancer Conference.” The winner was Jennifer McClesse, from the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University.
McCleese is a promising researcher studying “the mechanisms involved in malignant transformation which promote the development of osteosarcoma, as well as novel therapies for treatment.” For you scientific-minded individuals, an abstract of McCleese’s paper can be found here.
If you’re interested in learning more about McCleese’s work, you can download a PDF of the presentation that won her the Luna Award. While much of this report is very technical, there are parts that can be understood by less scientific-minded folks.