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Welcome to the Modiano Lab at the University of Minnesota

Researchers in the Modiano Lab, as part of the Animal Cancer Care and Research Program, are working to understand what causes cancer and what drives its behaviors -- translating that knowledge into better treatments and, ultimately, fewer cases of cancer in animals and in human patients.

In partnership with the University of Minnesota's Masonic Cancer Center, we are working to determine how cancers that occur in animals are similar to cancers that occur in humans, so that we can apply what we learn from our companion animals to people, and vice versa. Through innovative research that is relevant and responsive to the needs of the people we serve and their companion animal family members, we are determined to achieve our vision of a world where we no longer need fear cancer.

Clinical trials are an essential step in taking what we learn in the lab and putting that knowledge to work in the clinic by testing what we hope will be more effective strategies for cancer treatment and prevention. Partnering with the the U of M's Veterinary Medical Center, we seek to strengthen their goal of providing compassionate, effective care for pets with cancer –- restoring function and providing maximum life extension with the highest possible quality of life.

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