Edward F. Barroga
Field of award: Veterinary Medicine
Year awarded: 2001
Division: Biological Sciences
In recognition of his significant contributions in animal cancer cell research particularly in canine osteosarcoma (bone cancer) which has become a good model for human osteosarcoma. He has shown that with the use of less toxic differentiation including vitamins and their analogues, canine osteosarcoma cells can be programmed to die willfully and could also be initiated to retransform into normal bone cells. He has also established and characterized a new cell line of bone cancer and has described its metastatic behavior in the lungs. His contributions to knowledge of the biology of cancer cells provide essential information that could lead to the development of diagnostic tests and formation of treatment strategies.
Education: Ph.D. (Veterinary Medicine), Hokkaido University 2000; D(Veterinary Medicine), University of the Philippines Los Baños 1990