Cancer Care at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals  

The Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research

The Comparative Cancer Program

Our Mission is to promote and integrate existing strengths in cancer research with other critical components of cancer management such as prevention, early diagnosis, clinical care, education and outreach.

The long-term goal of the Comparative Cancer Program is to drive discovery throughout Cornell University toward advancement of new methods for prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic intervention of cancer. In order to achieve this goal the program will develop programmatic linkages from basic, applied and social sciences to the developing efforts in traditional and transgenic animal sciences ultimately bridging to clinical investigations at the Veterinary Medical Center. The intention is to develop a cancer center that provides a valuable resource for the entire Cornell research and educational environment and serves the needs of the New York state public and the Cornell veterinary medical referral community.

Resources will be allocated to accomplish programmatic growth in the following areas:

Research Goals: To capitalize on existing strengths in cancer research to develop programmatic linkages to in vivo and clinical research.

Service Goals: To establish a comprehensive cancer service within the teaching hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Public Health Goals: To enhance cancer surveillance

Outreach Goals: To extend cancer prevention and early diagnosis outreach.