Professor Robert J. Canter

Dr. Canter is a Surgical Oncologist with clinical expertise in the multidisciplinary management of sarcomas. He also runs a translational research laboratory which focuses on the therapeutic and mechanistic effects of combining natural killer (NK) cell immunotherapy with other treatment modalities to overcome NK dysfunction in the tumor microenvironment of solid tumors, including sarcomas in both humans and dogs.

He serves as the co-leader of UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Comparative Oncology Program, and his laboratory is one of a select group of labs internationally which is studying canine NK cells, including first-in-dog studies of canine immunotherapy and adoptive transfer of NK cells in dogs with cancer.