Welcome to AURIC

The Gold Standard in Cancer Research

Cancer is a major health concern for Alabamians. In Alabama alone, more than 23,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed and more than 10,000 people died of the disease in 2010 (Alabama Dept. of Public Health). 

AURIC is human medicine, animal medicine, research and diagnostics where faculty, students, and staff are working together to solve the complex puzzle of cancer. AURIC is based within the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, but AURIC is everywhere, from the laboratory to the clinic.

AURIC Awards Three Grands Under Major Grants Program

The Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer (AURIC) recently awarded five grants to Auburn University faculty to fund research to further AURIC’s goal of improving human and animal health through gaining a better understanding of cancer. [more]

Call For Proposals

AURIC is requesting applications for funding to support cancer research projects. The goal of this program is to fund specific experiments that are designed in response to a grant or manuscript review, or that are necessary to provide preliminary data for an extramural grant application. [download RFP]


Auburn University Scientists to Test Anti-Tumor Properties of New Drug The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and Nuovo Biologics, a biotechnology company, have announced a collaborative research agreement to study a new anti-cancer drug which also has antiviral properties. [more]

Auburn Testing Drug for Bone Cancer that Could Translate to Humans The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation has awarded Bruce Smith, director of the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer, a two-year grant totaling $118,848 to test the new therapy. [more]