Epigenetics in Veterinary Oncology (1646)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Oncology
Saturday |  3:00 PM -  3:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||304C



Jackie Wypij DVM, MS, DACVIM-O
University of Illinois

Dr. Jackie Wypij is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois. She is a board-certified veterinary oncologist with advanced training in grief counseling and translational medicine. In addition to helping pets with cancer, her professional interests focus on applied research with a focus on drug repositioning and feline cancer. Dr. Wypij has authored more than 150 publications, book chapters, abstracts, and proceedings and provides community service including committees for the American Association of Feline Practitioners and Oncology-Pathology working group. In her spare time, she chases two toddlers and dances Argentine tango.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


Epigenetics is a secondary level of genetic modification that determines when and how genes will be expressed yet does not directly affect gene structure. Epigenetic changes can drive the development of cancer but unlike genetic mutations, epigenetic changes may be reversible with drug therapy. This comprehensive review will focus on the scientific basis of epigenetic modifications in veterinary cancer as well as current and future potential therapy.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the concept of epigenetics in relationship to cancer formation and progression

2. Understand the current and future potential of epigenetic modification in veterinary cancer therapy