Flint Animal Cancer Center

Neuro-Oncology

Dr. Packer’s research experience includes developing novel treatments for brain tumors and intracranial brain tumor resection, including novel intraoperative imaging techniques. Currently, she is focused on comparative and translational to human neuro oncology using the spontaneous canine model for glioma and high-grade meningioma. Her efforts provide direct application to improving the quality of care for clinical veterinary patients.

Support and Services

  • Dedicated and fully integrated Neurology Service
  • MR and CT/PET advanced external imaging
  • Intra-operative imaging of neoplastic chemical signaling
  • Brain tumor tissue and cell line repository
  • Active clinical trials

Equipment

  • Dedicated medical and surgical facilities for management of complex neurologic-origin neoplasia
  • Fiber tractography surgical field selection
  • Minimally invasive technology
  • Brainsight Neuronavigation system
  • Synaptive Bright Matter Plan, Bright Matter Drive
  • Synaptive Servo robotic positioning arm
  • NICO Myriad