VIP News

Welcome to VIP News! 

Our new blog is dedicated to sharing the latest stories from the Flint Animal Cancer Center’s Very Important Pets & People! Plus, you’ll learn more about our current clinical trials, our inspiring research, and our work to find a cure for BOTH pets and people with cancer. We invite you to follow us! 
Canine Osteosarcoma

Sherpa overcomes Canine Osteosarcoma to climb mountains once again

Staff Writer | February 11, 2020

Sherpa was diagnosed with bone cancer when she was seven years old. Following amputation of her right rear leg and physical rehabilitation, she's back to ice climbing, hiking, and playing in the snow.

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Veterinary Oncology

Interview with Dr. Kate Vickery

Staff Writer | January 30, 2020

  Dr. Kate Vickery joined the Flint Animal Cancer Center...

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comparative oncology

One Health. One Cancer. One Cure.

Staff Writer | January 23, 2020

January is One Health Awareness Month. Translational medicine, including the field of comparative oncology, falls under the One Health Umbrella. Our clinicians and scientists were pioneers in the field of comparative oncology, which is the study of naturally occurring cancers in more than one species. Through their work, they learned that companion dogs who develop cancer naturally, just like people, serve as valuable models for human disease.

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Emotional Support

Argus Institute offers emotional support for families of veterinary cancer patients.

Maria Gore, MSW | January 09, 2020

When beloved pets are sick and need medical care, families may feel out of control and at a loss for how to deal with the emotions while making good medical decisions. Argus counselors provide emotional support for families caring for pets with cancer.

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Radiation Therapy

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Dogs with Bone Cancer

Dr. Tiffany Martin, Radiation Oncologist, Flint Animal Cancer Center | December 05, 2019

Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone tumor in dogs. Large and giant breeds have the highest risk. While amputation is the most frequently used treatment option for limbs, many dogs may not be ideal candidates for this type of surgery. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) combined with chemotherapy is a definitive-intent treatment option for some dogs with bone cancer.

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