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Finalized research

Thyroid cancer in dogs

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We recently completed the study on "Improving Treatment of Thyroid Cancer in Dogs. Therefore, currently no new dogs with thyroid cancer can participate in this study. However, dogs with thyroid cancer can still be referred for diagnosis and treatment to the Small Animal Clinic. Doctoral student Stephanie Scheemaeker and her supervisors, Professor Sylvie Daminet and Dr. Kathelijne Peremans, wish to thank all owners, their lovely dogs and veterinarians who contributed to this research. THANK YOU!!!


To date, this research has led to three international presentations, namely two at the European and one at the American Small Animal Internal Medicine Congresses (31st ECVIM-CA Congress 2021 and 2023, and ACVIM Forum 2022). In addition, the oral presentation at the ECVIM-CA congress led to the MSD Animal Health Award.

In addition, the study on 'Tru-cut biopsy in dogs with thyroid cancer' was orally presented on the basis of a poster at the Research Day 2023, organized by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ghent University.

To date, two study parts of the research have already been published in the international veterinary journal 'Veterinary and Comparative Oncology'. In addition, Stephanie successfully defended her PhD on October 2, 2023, with a final public defense on October 27, 2023. An updated bibliography of the study and doctoral work can be found here: 

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