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Susan M. LaRue, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Professor and Radiation Cancer Biology & Oncology Section Head

Office: 248 Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH)
Office Phone: 970-297-0334
Email: susan.larue@colostate.edu

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Dr. LaRue's PubMed Publications


Biography

Dr. LaRue is Professor of Cancer Radiotherapy. Dr. LaRue’s translational research employs naturally occurring tumors in companion animals to develop new combination radiotherapy protocols and better understand the biology of the cancer. Understanding the mechanisms of radiation-induced tissue damage as a by-product of radiation therapy is a primary interest. LaRue is currently working on a project to develop a model of radiation-induced erectile dysfunction, and evaluating radiation protocols that might mitigate non-target tissue damage in radiation oncology therapies of the prostate.


Degrees

Ph.D.: Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO: 1992

M.S.: Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO: 1986

D.V.M.: Veterinary Science, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA: 1977


Certification

Clinical : American College of Veterinary Surgery, 1989

Clinical : American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology), 1994


Species Interest

Small Animal Exclusive/Predominant (including pet exotics)


Selected Publications

Michael W. Nolan, DVM, DACVR-RO; Lynn R. Griffin, DVM; James T. Custis, DVM, MS, DACVR-RO; Susan M. LaRue, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVR-RO; Stereotactic body radiation therapy for treatment of feline injection-site sarcomas: 11 cases (20088-2012) Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, in press 2013

Yoshikawa H, Ehrhart EJ, Charles JB, Custis JT, LaRue SM; Assessment of predictive molecular variables in feline oral squamous cell carcinoma treated with stereotactic radiation therapy. Vet Comp Oncol. 2013 Jul 2. doi: 10.1111/vco.12050. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23815402

Nolan, Michael W.; Randall, Elissa K.; LaRue, Susan M.; et al. ACCURACY OF CT AND MRI FOR CONTOURING THE FELINE OPTIC APPARATUS FOR RADIATION THERAPY PLANNING. VETERINARY RADIOLOGY & ULTRASOUND Volume: 54 Issue: 5 Pages: 560-566 DOI: 10.1111/vru.12070 Published: SEP 2013

Yoshikawa, Hiroto; Randall, Elissa K.; Kraft, Susan L.; et al. and LaRue, SM Source: VETERINARY RADIOLOGY & ULTRASOUND Volume: 54 Issue: 3 Pages: 307-313 DOI: 10.1111/vru.12016 Published: MAY-JUN 2013

Schwartz, AL ; Custis, JT ; Harmon, JE ; Powers, BE ; Chubb, LS ; LaRue, SM ; Ehrhart, NP. ; Ryan, SD. Orthotopic model of canine osteosarcoma in athymic rats for evaluation of stereotactic radiotherapy. Source: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY RESEARCH Volume:74 Issue:3 Pages:452-458 Published:MAR

Harmon, J ; Yoshikawa, H ; Custis, J; LaRue,S. EVALUATION OF CANINE PROSTATE INTRAFRACTIONAL MOTION USING SERIAL CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY IMAGING. VETERINARY RADIOLOGY & ULTRASOUND Volume:54 Issue:1 Pages:93-98 DOI:10.1111/j.1740-8261.2012.01986.x Published:JAN-FEB 2013

Yoshikawa H, Ehrhart EJ, Charles JB, Thamm DH, Larue SM. Immunohistochemical characterization of feline oral squamous cell carcinoma. Am J Vet Res. 2012

Yoshikawa H, Harmon JF, Custis JT, Larue SM. Repeatability of a planning target volume expansion protocol for radiation therapy of regional lymph nodes in canine and feline patients with head tumors. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2012 Nov-Dec;53(6):667-72. PubMed PMID: 22985251.

Harmon J Jr, Yoshikawa H, Custis J, Larue S. Evaluation of canine prostate Intrafractional motion using serial cone beam computed tomography imaging. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2012 Sep 11. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2012.01986.x. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22963200.

Nolan MW, Kogan L, Griffin LR, Custis JT, Harmon JF, Biller BJ, Larue SM. Intensity-modulated and image-guided radiation therapy for treatment of genitourinary carcinomas in dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2012 Jul-Aug;26(4):987-95. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2012.00946.x. Epub 2012 May 25. PubMed PMID: 22624845.

Hansen RA, Anderson C, Fettman MJ et al. Menhaden oil administration to dogs treated with radiation for nasal tumors demonstrates lower levels of tissue eicosanoids. Nutr.Res. 2011;31:929-36.

Nieset JR, Harmon JF, LaRue SM. Use of cone-beam computed tomography to characterize daily urinary bladder variations during fractionated radiotherapy for canine bladder cancer. Vet.Radiol.Ultrasound 2011;52:580-8.

Parshley DL, LaRue SM, Kitchell B, Heller D, Dhaliwal RS. Abdominal irradiation as a rescue therapy for feline gastrointestinal lymphoma: a retrospective study of 11 cats (2001-2008). J.Feline Med.Surg. 2011;13:63-8

Keysar SB, Trncic N, LaRue SM, Fox MF. Hypoxia/reoxygenation-induced mutations in mammalian cells detected by the flow cytometry mutation assay and characterized by mutant spectrum. Radiation Research, Volume 173, Issue 2, 21-26, 2010.

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