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 Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2003 Aug;26(4):271-6
Kästner SB, Wapf P, Feige K, Demuth D, Bettschart- Wolfensberger R, Akens MK, Huhtinen M
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2003 Apr;11(4):265-77
von Rechenberg B, Akens MK, Nadler D, Bittmann P, Zlinszky K, Kutter A, Poole AR, Auer JA
J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med. 2002 Feb;49(1):39-45
Akens MK, von RB, Bittmann P, Nadler D, Zlinszky K, Auer JA
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2001;2:9
Akens MK, von Rechenberg B, Bittmann P, Nadler D, Zlinszky K, Auer JA
Dtsch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 2001 Oct;108(10):409-13
Kastner SB, Boller M, Kutter A, Akens MK, Bettschart-Wolfensberger R
J Mol Med (Berl). 2001;78(12):692-702
Heinzerling LM, Feige K, Rieder S, Akens MK, Dummer R, Stranzinger G, Moelling K
Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2001 Feb 10;78(3-4):305-15
Kipar A, Leutenegger CM, Hetzel U, Akens MK, Mislin CN, Reinacher M, Lutz H
Equine Vet J. 2001 Mar;33(2):143-9
von Rechenberg B, Leutenegger C, Zlinsky K, McIlwraith CW, Akens MK, Auer JA
Vet Surg. 2000 Sep-Oct;29(5):420-9
von Rechenberg B, Guenther H, McIlwraith CW, Leutenegger C, Frisbie DD, Akens MK, Auer JA


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