Clinical trials are research studies used in all specialties of medicine to evaluate new types of treatment for diseases. They are a vital component of research as they allow new drugs or procedures to be evaluated in patients with the disease for which the new treatment is intended. Most importantly, they are the best way to find treatments that may be more effective and/or have less side effects.
Along with the standard treatment options for animals and people diagnosed with cancer, there may be clinical trials available for which the patient may qualify.
In an effort to advance the treatment of cancer in animals as well as people, the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University has many ongoing clinical trials. In addition, we have assembled a special team to help people understand the language and requirements of clinical research trials. Our goal is to give you a thorough understanding of our clinical trials, explain the specific advantages and requirements for you and your pet, and provide compassionate care throughout the treatment period.
Below you will find brief summaries of the clinical trials for which we are accepting patients. The studies are listed in no particular order. Described for each clinical trial is the purpose of the study, the patient entry criteria, the responsibilities of the pet owners, and any financial incentives that may apply. In general, the visits for these studies must take place at the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University.
Because the topic of clinical trials is often confusing, we have assembled a list of clinical trial FAQs.
You can also read testimonials from owners whose pets have participated in our clinical trials.
Looking for the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study?
Thanks for your interest. We are a proud partner with the Morris Animal Foundation for this important research. We are excited to report that enrollment in this study is complete! For more information please visit the Morris Animal Foundation’s Canine Lifetime Health project.
Canine Mast Cell Tumors
Canine Primary Lung Tumors
Canine Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Canine Transitional Cell Carcinoma
Multiple Tumor Types
If you have further questions about any of our clinical trials, Please either login or sign up to submit a consulting form. Your consult will then be directed to an appropriate oncology clinician. Requests are typically returned within 2 business days