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Matthew Breen

Dr. Matthew Breen works with students in his lab

Dec 21, 2015

Advances in Comparative Oncology

The journal Nature Medicine published a feature article on the comparative oncologist’s current activities on Dec. 8—exactly 10 years to the day from when the journal Nature published the paper documenting the detailed analysis of... 

Dr. Matthew Breen works with students in his lab in the research building at the College of Veterinary Medicine

Sep 8, 2015

A Researcher’s Best Friend: Dogs May Unlock Cancer’s Secrets

“Usually in the first few minutes of one of my talks somebody will raise their hand and say, ‘I’m sorry, but you’re saying that dogs get cancer?’, “says Dr. Breen... 

Oscar Fletcher and Matthew Breen

Jun 20, 2015

Breen Named as Fletcher Distinguished Professor

Matthew Breen, a professor of genomics in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, has been named the Oscar J. Fletcher Distinguished Professor in Comparative Oncology Genetics. A member of a team that decoded the canine genome in 2005, Dr. Breen is recognized internationally for his research into molecular cytogenetics—the study of the structure and function of cells and chromosomes—and the… 

Oct 15, 2011

CVM Researchers Receive AKC Canine Health Foundation Grants

Researchers at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine have been awarded four grants totaling $347,893 from the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) as part of the organization’s 2012 funding year. The AKC CHF-funded NC State CVM research projects are: Grant 1557: High-Resolution Cytogenetic Analysis of Histiocytic Malignancies and Development of a Targeted Assay to Screen… 

Dec 9, 2009

Morris Animal Foundation Supports CVM Research

Selected researchers at the North Carolina State University’s College Veterinary Medicine (CVM) are recipients of Morris Animal Foundation grants that total more than $1.2 million for investigations aimed at improving the health of dogs, cats, horses, and wildlife. More specifically, Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is providing $1,212,671 to help support 12 different studies being conducted… 

Jul 7, 2009

CCMTR-led Research Team Seeking Brain Tumor Gene

Pinpointing the genes involved in human brain cancer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack, and sometimes the needle you find may not be the right one. By comparing human and canine genomes, researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that a gene commonly believed to be involved in meningiomas—tumors that… 

May 15, 2009

Dr. Breen Featured in AKC Canine Health Foundation Podcasts

The American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation produce a podcast series called Genome Barks that feature leading scientists and researchers who have spoken at AKC-CHF Breeder Symposia or who are CHF grant recipients. Dr. Matthew Breen is featured in a two-part interview with Lee Arnold, Vice President of the AKC Canine Health… 

Apr 15, 2008

Dr. Breen Published in Journal of Chromosome Research

Cancer researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Minnesota have found that humans and dogs share more than friendship and companionship – they also share the same genetic basis for certain types of cancer. Furthermore, the researchers say that because of the way the genomes have evolved, getting cancer may be inevitable… 

Oct 30, 2007

Dr. Breen Receives Research Award from AKC Canine Health Foundation

Matthew Breen, Professor of Genomics, is the 2007 recipient of the “Asa Mays, DVM, Excellence in Canine Health Research Award” presented by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (CHF). Named to honor the memory of longtime breeder and veterinarian Dr. Asa Mays, the award recognizes an individual researcher who, according to the CHF board…