W-5 Shines Spotlight on Cancer Research, Treatment at OVC Saturday

January 28, 2010 - Campus Bulletin

The University of Guelph and the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) will be featured on CT'V's W-5, Canada's highest-rated investigative news program, on Saturday. The program will focus on cancer research at OVC and explain how treating cancer in animals can help in efforts to understand the disease in humans.

Saturday's segment is an update to a program that ran last April. That show took viewers behind the scenes of OVC's animal cancer centre, where veterinary cancer specialists provide world-class diagnosis and treatment to dogs and cats.

The program focused on two dogs: Blizzard, a Great Pyrenees receiving palliative radiation treatment for bone cancer, and Molly, a Newfoundland brought to OVC for diagnosis and treatment of a tumour growing in her mouth. It also featured interviews with the co-directors of U of G’s Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation,

W-5 also featured OVC in 2004 in a documentary called “Never Give Up” that followed faculty, students, clients and patients at the OVC Teaching Hospital. The original broadcast of that program earned W-FIVE some of its highest ratings ever, and the producers received the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association – Hill’s Pet Nutrition Public Relations Award.

W-5 airs at 7 p.m. and is re-broadcast Sundays at 1 p.m.

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