The Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation (ICCI) at the University of Guelph is dedicated to providing comprehensive cancer care for companion animals and to unlocking the deadly secrets of the disease for the benefit of all species, including humans.
Launched in 2007, the institute is the first of its kind in Canada. Expertise in basic cancer biology and veterinary medicine are combined with an approach that is difficult to match in a human health care environment.
Collaborative research is gathered from at least a dozen departments across the university and from more than 30 cancer investigators. These investigators include cancer biologists, veterinarians, chemists, mathematicians, computer scientists, toxicologists, and psychologists. This collaboration creates a unique capacity to broaden the scope of cancer research and deepen understanding.
A key component of this groundbreaking initiative is a world-class Animal Cancer Centre, located in the OVC Health Sciences Centre. The centre is dedicated to cancer diagnosis, treatment, teaching and clinical research.