Margarete Akens

Margarete Akens, PhD

Dr. Margarete Akens' research interests include bone related cancers and bone repair with focus on the development of innovative treatment options. She has extensive experience working with pre-clinical bone cancer models and studying the effect of photodynamic therapy on both cancer cells and bone.

Cancer occurs naturally in animals with a similar frequency as in humans, but due to the shorter life span everything happens faster. Dr. Akens will lead the Comparative Oncology Program at STTARR, which will create collaborations between veterinarians and physicians to accelerate knowledge of cancer biology and clinical care.
Phys Med Biol. 2011 Mar 7;56(5):1225-42
Winter JD, Akens MK, Cheng HL
Ann Biomed Eng. 2010 Sep;38(9):2948-55
Hardisty MR, Akens M, Yee AJ, Whyne CM
Lasers Surg Med. 2010 Mar;42(3):224-31
Douplik A, Chen D, Akens MK, Zanati S, Cirocco M, Bassett N, Marcon NE, Fengler J, Wilson BC
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Feb 1;35(3):272-7
Won E, Akens MK, Hardisty MR, Burch S, Bisland SK, Yee AJ, Wilson BC, Whyne CM
Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2010 Nov;124(1):111-9
Won E, Wise-Milestone L, Akens MK, Burch S, Yee AJ, Wilson BC, Whyne CM
Acta Biomater. 2010 Jun;6(6):2108-15
Hrabchak C, Rouleau J, Moss I, Woodhouse K, Akens M, Bellingham C, Keeley F, Dennis M, Yee A
Vet Surg. 2009 Jun;38(4):498-505
Cribb NC, Bouré LP, Hanna WJ, Akens MK, Mattson SE, Monteith GJ, Weese JS
Lasers Surg Med. 2009 Mar;41(3):227-31
Moriyama Y, Nguyen J, Akens M, Moriyama EH, Lilge L
Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2010 Jan;119(2):325-33
Akens MK, Hardisty MR, Wilson BC, Schwock J, Whyne CM, Burch S, Yee AJ
Photochem Photobiol. 2007 Sep-Oct;83(5):1034-9
Akens MK, Yee AJ, Wilson BC, Burch S, Johnson CL, Lilge L, Bisland SK


Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto