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Medical & Scientific Advisory Group

The Canines-N-Kids Medical & Scientific Advisory Group (MSAG) is comprised of leaders and experts in pediatric and veterinary oncology, translational research, comparative oncology,  genomics and specialty clinical practice. The MSAG shapes the Canines-N-Kids Foundation's funding priorities, and makes funding recommendations consistent with these priorities.  We are honored to have serving in this important capacity: 

Gregory Aune, MD, PhD

Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, University of Texas, San Antonio

Szczepan Baran, VDM, MS

Head of Emerging Technologies, CM,SO, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), Inc.

William Eward, DVM, MD

Orthopaedic Oncologist, Duke University Cancer Institute and North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine.

Michael Kent, DVM, MAS

Professor, Radiation Oncologist and Researcher, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine; Director, Center for Companion Animal Health, University of California

Eduardo Laborda, DVM, PhD

California Institute for Biomedical Research

Corinne Mary Linardic, PhD, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Duke University Cancer Institute

Stephen Gottschalk, MD

Member, St. Jude Faculty; Chair, Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy; Endowed Chair in Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Peter Houghton, PhD

Director, Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute; Professor, Molecular Medicine, University of Texas, San Antonio

Katherine A. Janeway, MD, MMSc

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Senior Physician and Director Solid Tumor Service, Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber / Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Vice Chair of the Bone Tumor Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG)

Amy LeBlanc, DVM

Director, Comparative Oncology Program; National Cancer Institute

Avery Posey, Jr., PhD

Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania

Kristy Richards, MD, PhD

Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine

Joshua Schiffman, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences, School of Medicine at the University of Utah; Investigator, Huntsman Cancer Institute; member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation program and Medical Director of the High Risk Pediatric Cancer Clinic,

Lindsay Thalheim, VMD, DACVIM (Oncology)

Staff Oncologist, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists; Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Oncology, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Keila E. Torres  MD, PhD, FACS 

Associate Professor, Sarcoma Surgical Oncology |Genomic Medicine, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Karen D. Wright, MD, MS

Member of the Faculty of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Brain Tumor Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute & Boston Childrens Hospital

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