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Super Peloton: Team Buckeye

BSR - College of Vet Med

Emily Augsburger

Thank you for visiting our Team Buckeye Student Rider College of Veterinary Medicine Peloton! Our group is made up of future veterinarians, comparative medicine graduate students and friends with one common goal: to end cancer. Cancer is defined as uncontrolled growth of cells in the body which affects not only people but animals of all species. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US. According to, about 577,190 Americans are expected to die of cancer THIS YEAR. Statistics show that 80% of gray horses, more than 15 years old, will develop cancerous tumor of the skin. 32 percent of all cats over 10 years of age will die from some type of cancer. Of the 77.5 million dogs in the US more than a million dogs will develop cancer every year.

The College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University is unique because it is the only veterinary hospital on a comprehensive cancer center campus. Our One Health mission is a collaborative effort by seven colleges throughout campus to improve the health of people, animals, and our environment. The first FDA approved drug for dogs, called Palladia, was developed here at the College of Veterinary Medicine by Dr. Cheryl London. Canine cancer therapies are similar to those given to humans, and data generated from canine cancer clinical trials can provide vital information for human clinical studies. A clinical trial in children with bone cancer can take five years to accrue enough patients, and then another five years to reach meaningful outcomes. So, you have 10 years before you know something new, which is why the field moves so slowly, says London. In veterinary oncology, we can complete a study in dogs with bone cancer within one year and have outcomes within two to three years.

Last year, our student team raised $33,565.90 for cancer research! This year we plan to surpass this goal to end cancer for all species. Check out the individual pages of our riders and consider donating to our ride!

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