The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences welcomes Dr. Chand Khanna to campus as the Distinguished Lecturer on Thursday, April 30 (was originally scheduled for Friday, March 27), at 12:00 p.m., in Room W118 Anatomy Building. Snacks will be available at 11:30 a.m. in the Anatomy Foyer. The title of his talk is "A Comparative Approach to Cancer Biology and Therapy”.
Dr. Khanna is Head of the Tumor and Metastasis Biology Section of the Pediatric Oncology Branch at the National Cancer Institute. His primary area of research interest is the biology and treatment of cancer metastasis. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, is a reviewer for more than 30 clinical and scientific journals, has authored several text book chapters and manuscripts in the field of veterinary oncology and cancer biology, and is the Chair of the Comparative Models Subcommittee of the Children's Oncology Group.
His training in cancer research includes a doctorate in pathobiology from the University of Minnesota, where he studied the immunotherapy of metastatic cancers, and had a Senior Staff Fellowship with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Khanna has been able to couple his training in veterinary oncology with his interests in cancer research through the development and leadership of the newly formed Comparative Oncology Program within the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research. This program aims to improve outcomes for cancer patients through the inclusion of pet animals with cancer in studies of cancer biology and treatment.
Dr. Khanna is a graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His specialty training included a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario, followed by a residency in Veterinary Internal Medicine and Oncology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Khanna is board-certified with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology).