Cancer in Australian dogs

Kit gene mutations in canine mast cell tumours

This animal science project aims to develop a comprehensive picture of the prevalence of specific spontaneous mutations in c-Kit in an unbiased population of Australian dogs.

Dog at vet clinic

In the era of molecular diagnostics and molecular targeted cancer therapy, it is useful to know the probability that a particular tumour has a particular molecular characteristic.

This ongoing project will provide such data for the Australian dog population. The project has funding from the Australian Companion Animal Health Foundation

Key methodology: DNA extraction & purification, PCR, collection of demographic data.

Anne Peaston


Dr Anne Peaston

Co-supervisor: Professor Allan Kessell - James Cook University

Research area: Companion animal health

Recommended honours enrolment: Honours in Animal Science

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