Irina Gramer - Contributor Profile


Irina graduated from Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, in 2010, after which she completed her doctoral thesis in oncology. Following two years in general practice, she moved to the UK where she completed an internship in oncology at the VRCC (now Southfields) in 2014. Irina started a residency in small animal oncology at the University of Liverpool, becoming an ECVIM oncology diplomate and RCVS recognized specialist in 2017. After working as Clinician at Davies Veterinary Specialists for two years, she joined the RVC as Lecturer in Oncology in 2019 and became the Head of the Service the same year. She founded Oncology Camp Ltd. for residents, interns and interested first-opinion practitioners in 2018. She currently is a member of the ECVIM education committee and Member-at-large at ESVONC.

Published Papers

  • Retrospective comparison of first-line adjuvant anthracycline vs metronomicbased chemotherapy protocols in the treatment of stage I and II canine splenic haemangiosarcoma. (2020) Vet Com Oncol.
  • External beam radiotherapy for the treatment of feline salivary gland carcinoma: six new cases and a review of the literature. (2018) J Feline Med Surg.
  • Expression of VEGFR and PDGFR-α/-β in 187 canine nasal carcinomas. 2016 Vet Comp Oncol Clinical Conundrum - A Greyhound with pyrexia. (2016) BSAVA Companion.
  • Determination of MDR1 gene expression for prediction of chemotherapy tolerance and treatment outcome in dogs with lymphoma. (2015) Vet Comp Oncol.
  • Therapy of avermectin-intoxications in dogs with nt230(del4) MDR1 gene defect via intralipid infusion. (2012) Kleintierpraxis.
  • Breed distribution of the nt230(del4) MDR1 mutation in dogs. (2011) The Veterinary Journal.
  • Detection of novel polymorphisms in the ckit gene of canine patients with lymphoma, melanoma, haemangiosarcoma, and osteosarcoma. Veterinary Research Communications.

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