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.
J Orthop Res. 2012 May;30(5):817-23
Wise-Milestone L, Akens MK, Rosol TJ, Hojjat SP, Grynpas MD, Whyne CM
Ann Biomed Eng. 2011 Nov;39(11):2816-22
Hojjat SP, Won E, Hardisty MR, Akens MK, Wise-Milestone LM, Whyne CM
Bioconjug Chem. 2011 Jun 15;22(6):1021-30
Liu TW, Akens MK, Chen J, Wise-Milestone L, Wilson BC, Zheng G
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


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