After formal introductions were made it was time to laugh. Two comedians from ComedySportz led five improvisational skits with audience participation. Three volunteers, Kraig, Adam and Chastity all graciously and humorously made their way on stage and aided the comedians in various skits.
Then Dr. Jaime Modiano, of the University of Minnesota Veterinary School of Medicine talked about cutting edge research in treating sarcoma in large dogs, specifically Golden Retrievers, Portuguese Water Dogs and Boxers. Modiano explained how a new drug called eBAT has made these large canines six times more likely to be long-term sarcoma survivors. An additional benefit to eBAT is that it targets tumors while causing minimal damage to the immune system. The hope for this new research is that eBAT will also be highly effective in treating certain human sarcomas.