Meet Our Scientist: Dr. Rodney Page
Dr. Rodney Page is the lead scientist for Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. This world-renowned canine cancer expert is an alumnus of Colorado State University’s (CSU) College of Veterinary Medicine (class of 1981) and he also holds a master of science in physiology from Georgetown University Medical School.
Dr. Page is currently the director of CSU’s Flint Animal Cancer Center. He was also the founding director of the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research and served as the chair for the Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.
His history with Morris Animal Foundation has come full circle. More than a decade ago, Dr. Page served on Morris Animal Foundation’s volunteer Scientific Advisory Board. Morris Animal Foundation also funded one of his research studies in 2000, which was an effort to better understand drug resistance in dogs receiving chemotherapy for cancer.
Given Dr. Page’s focus on canine cancer, it isn’t surprising that he would become actively involved in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. He says, “Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is the most significant study ever conducted in veterinary medicine.”
With a resume like Dr. Page’s, this is no small statement. He, like many of us, hopes to learn more about why cancer is so prevalent in Golden Retrievers. To learn more about Morris Animal Foundation and our other programs please visit morrisanimalfoundation.org.