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.
Calcif Tissue Int. 1999 Nov;65(5):378-83
Leutenegger CM, von Rechenberg B, Huder JB, Zlinsky K, Mislin C, Akens MK, Auer J, Lutz H
Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 1998 Nov 6;66(1):53-65
Franchini M, Gilli U, Akens MK, Fellenberg RV, Bracher V
Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 1997 Sep 19;58(3-4):231-7
Akens MK, Holznagel E, Franchini M, Bracher V
Virology. 1997 Nov 10;238(1):8-13
Franchini M, Akens M, Bracher V, von Fellenberg R


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