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!
Duke and family celebrate two years after canine osteosarcoma diagnosis
Staff | March 06, 2020
At his February 26 recheck appointment, Duke and his family received some great news: His latest round of follow up X-rays showed “no evidence of pulmonary metastasis.” For a cancer that spreads to the lungs in 80% of cases, the results were a huge relief.read more
Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs
Staff Writer | February 27, 2020
Hemangiosarcoma is a common cancer in dogs accounting for approximately 5% of cases. Since blood vessels run throughout the body, hemangiosarcomas can develop anywhere. However, the most common sites are the skin, spleen, liver, and heart. Most hemangiosarcomas (except some appearing in the skin) are both locally aggressive and have a high likelihood of spreading to other parts of the body.read more
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.read more
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.read more