Dr. Gerald Post - Canine and Human Oncology
Dr. Gerald Post, DVM, MEM, DACVIM (Oncology) served as a guest speaker at the International Congress of the Society for Melanoma Research, last November.
Dr. Post was the first veterinary oncologist to be invited to this meeting and to serve as a leading voice in how comparative oncology, in canines, can relate to human cancer and serve as an integral model for research being done in oncology.
is one of only two hundred board-certified veterinary oncologists, in the United States.
He graduated with distinction from Cornell University, in 1983, and received his DVM degree from the University of Minnesota, in 1988.
In 1991, he completed a residency in Oncology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and, in 1992, became a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Today, Dr. Post is a practicing veterinary internal physician in the tri-state area and is a principle owner of The Veterinary Cancer Center (VCC), in Norwalk, CT.
This is a world class facility that specializes in veterinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in animals.
Currently, the complex biology of cancer recurrence and metastasis integral in human cancer patients are not properly measurable in the conventional mouse models used in cancer drug development and research.
agrees with Robert Weinberg's quote from Nature Biotechnology (Vol. 29 No.3 - March 2011) "Right now, to my mind, the major logjam in moving drugs ahead is that the preclinical testing of drugs is still so primitive."
understands that funding organizations must recognize and embrace the need for new cancer research tools and assist in their development.