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New releases and stories featuring the Flint Animal Cancer Center, our patients and staff.
December 3, 2018
STEADMAN PHILIPPON RESEARCH INSTITUTE: VAIL SCIENTIFIC SUMMIT 2018 INTERVIEW DR. NICOLE EHRHART
VIDEO: Dr. Nicole Ehrhart of Colorado State University gives an update on her work and her thoughts on collaboration during the 4th Annual Vail Scientific Summit.
November 7, 2018
NEWS CHANNEL 21: BEND DOG WITHOUT NOSE GETS A NEW MISSION IN LIFE
VIDEO: After finding a veterinarian in Fort Collins at Colorado State University, Shane lost part of his nose to cancer but survived -- and now, he has a new purpose.
November 7, 2018
US NEWS & WORLD REPORT: HOW ARE DOGS HELPING US CURE CANCER IN PEOPLE?
Called comparative or translational oncology, this field is different from traditional animal research in laboratory rodents in a few ways, says Dr. Kristen Weishaar, a veterinarian and clinical trials director at the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
October 9, 2018
SKY-HI NEWS: GRAND COUNTY SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG, TAZ, GETS REVOLUTIONARY TREATMENT AND A NEW WINTER PARK TRAIL
Mather found herself at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, boasting one of the nation's premier veterinary research hospitals. If she were to find an answer to Taz's illness, it would be at CSU.
September 28, 2018
MEDIUM: FURREVER YOUNG - NOVEL STUDIES PROVIDE CLUES TO A LONGER LIFE
According to Rodney Page, DVM, director of the Flint Animal Cancer Center, the sorts of cancers that dogs get — skin cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma — mimic the cancers that humans develop.
September 5, 2018
NOCO STYLE: MENTORSHIPS AND MORE
Nicole Ehrhart’s mother continually told her she could be anything she wanted when she grew up. “It didn’t occur to me that I would have limits,” said Ehrhart, a veterinary surgeon at the Flint Animal Cancer Center.
August 21, 2018
INDYCAR.COM: FAST SIX A LOOK AT WHAT’S TRENDING IN INDYCAR
Graham Rahal announced two $100,000 donations this week from his charitable foundation, with the money to benefit military veterans and the Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center. Another impressive gesture from the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver who has shown his dedication to worthy causes many times over.
June 11, 2018
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: A SHOT AGAINST CANCER SLATED FOR TESTING IN MASSIVE DOG STUDY
Three sites—Colorado State University, the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of California, Davis—plan to inoculate 800 middle-aged dogs for Johnston’s new study.
May 18, 2018
USING VIRTUAL BIOPSIES TO IMPROVE MELANOMA DETECTION
CSU researcher Jesse Wilson is accelerating research to improve imaging and detection of melanoma, and his Young Investigator Award from the Melanoma Research Alliance will open the door to partnering with the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to test new imaging applications on canine patients.
May 11, 2018
AZ CENTRAL/USA TODAY: A CANCER VACCINE FOR DOGS? ASU SCIENTIST HOPES TEST WILL LEAD TO MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH
Dogs within 150 miles of the University of California-Davis, Colorado State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison may participate, said Douglas Thamm, a veterinary oncologist at CSU who will lead the study.
March 13, 2018
STEAMBOAT TODAY: RESCUE DOG FROM STEAMBOAT BATTLES CANCER
Maggie will travel to Fort Collins for the surgery, and veterinarians will also take a biopsy to confirm that the cancer is osteosarcoma. If it is, Maggie's case will become part of a clinical trial at Colorado State University that is exploring the use of immunotherapy in dogs with this type of cancer.
March 2, 2018
SPEEDWAY DIGEST: PROMISE OF ONE CURE HAS BOWYER’S ATTENTION
One Cure is a project led by the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University. The One Cure program is founded on the principle that cancer affects all creatures and that treatment breakthroughs come through collaboration between scientists and doctors working with people and animals.
February 13, 2018
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS: COULD DOGS HOLD A KEY TO CURING CANCER?
With their genetic similarities, doctors say cancer treatments developed for dogs could help humans.
February 9, 2018
RAHAL.COM: ONE CURE AND RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING FROM A LONG TERM PARTNERSHIP IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CANCER
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced today that One Cure, an initiative from the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University, will be the primary sponsor of the No. 15 Verizon IndyCar Series entry of Graham Rahal at ISM Raceway on April 7 and Portland International Raceway, Sept. 2.
December 14, 2017
HOW 3,000 VERY GOOD GOLDEN RETRIEVERS COULD HELP ALL DOGS LIVE LONGER
The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is the largest and most comprehensive observational study ever attempted in veterinary medicine in the United States.
May 25, 2017
CSU'S ONE CURE ON DISPLAY AT THE INDY 500
One Cure, an initiative from the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University, announced earlier this year a partnership with The Tony Stewart Foundation. Jay Howard drove its entry for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
May 17, 2017
CU CANCER CENTER CONSULTS ON KING COBRA CONUNDRUM
University of Colorado Cancer Center and the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital worked with the Denver Zoo in an unusual collaboration. Treating a king cobra with cancer is a challenge and as Denver Zoo veterinarian Betsy Stringer learned, the process is associated with some obstacles, but they are not insurmountable.
May 10, 2017
DANICA PATRICK, ONE CURE DRIVING FOR A CANCER ANSWER
When Danica Patrick’s No. 10 Ford Fusion goes screaming around the turns at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on May 13, viewers will see flashes of Colorado State University next to “Wonder Woman.” Stewart-Haas Racing will use this race day platform to bring awareness to, and understanding for One Cure, an initiative from the Flint Animal Cancer Center at CSU.
March 15, 2017
CSU COMPARATIVE ONCOLOGY DOCUMENTARY SET FOR NATIONAL RELEASE
"The Answer to Cancer May Be Walking Right Beside Us," a documentary produced by Colorado State University and Rocky Mountain PBS, will air nationally on public television stations starting in April 2017. The film, which showcases comparative oncology, or how human and animal doctors can work together to beat cancer, first aired in September 2016 on Rocky Mountain PBS.
March 6, 2017
JAY HOWARD WILL DRIVE CAR IN INDIANAPOLIS 500 SPONSORED BY TONY STEWART FOUNDATION
Howard will be the driver of a No. 77 Honda entry that will be sponsored by Team One Cure, an animal cancer philanthropy funded by The Tony Stewart Foundation. Team One Cure, in partnership with the Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center, "will help educate people about comparative oncology and improve the lives of all cancer patients, whether pets or people."
February 3, 2017
HOW MAN'S BEST FRIEND IS HELPING CANCER TREATMENT
Editor's Note: Nicole Ehrhart, professor of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University, wrote this piece for The Conversation in recognition of World Cancer Day 2017. Colorado State has recently joined The Conversation, an independent collaboration between editors and academics that provides informed news analysis and commentary to the general public, as a partner institution, and the list of participating faculty and researchers is expanding every day.
January 4, 2017
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY VETERINARIANS HELP BRING GROUNDBREAKING CANCER DRUG TO MARKET
Through its clinical trials for animal patients, CSU helped prove the usefulness of the first drug approved by the FDA for treatment of canine lymphoma, a breakthrough in veterinary oncology that promises new hope for pet dogs with this common type of cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that the lymphoma drug, Tanovea-CA1, is approved for use in canine patients and will be available to veterinarians nationwide this spring.
December 7, 2016
CSU OPENS SPACIOUS, STATE-OF-THE-ART VETERINARY CANCER CENTER
On Thursday, Dec. 8, CSU will celebrate the opening of an expanded and improved hospital unit dedicated to the evaluation and care of animal patients with cancer, marking a new era in the university's longstanding leadership in veterinary oncology. The Lucy Oncology Clinic – named for a Rottweiler patient with bone cancer – encompasses 4,100 square feet in CSU’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
September 19, 2016
ANIMAL CANCER RESEARCH DOCUMENTARY AIRS SEPT. 29 ON ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS
"Animals get cancer, owners want their animals cured and cared for. Why not extrapolate that to humans?" This simple, yet profound, statement is delivered by Dr. Stephen Withrow, veterinary oncologist, to set the tone for "The Answer to Cancer May Be Walking Right Beside Us," a new documentary produced by Colorado State University and Rocky Mountain PBS, which aired at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.
June 7, 2016
AWARENESS BUILDS FOR WHAT WE CAN LEARN BY STUDYING ANIMAL CANCERS
The Colorado Cancer Plan, unveiled in early 2016, includes a section on comparative oncology, a field that integrates cancers in veterinary patients with general studies of cancer biology and treatment. It's a historic first that shines a spotlight on the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University. It's also a nod to increasing awareness about the ability to learn more about cancers in humans by studying companion animals with cancer.
May 17, 2016
A CURE FOR CANCER: ANSWERS MIGHT BE WALKING BESIDE US
Friends of Colorado State University’s Flint Animal Cancer Center gathered for the fifth annual One Cure fund-raising dinner and fulfilled goals in support of clinical trials for dogs with naturally occurring tumors – a type of research that aims to help cure cancer in both pets and people.
May 16, 2016
PETCO FOUNDATION AND BLUE BUFFALO FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE $2.35M IN PET CANCER GRANT INVESTMENTS FOR LIFESAVING, INNOVATIVE RESEARCH
Through the establishment of a "Petco Foundation & Blue Buffalo Foundation Cancer Treatment Support Fund," several universities, including Colorado State University, will be able to provide subsidized support for cancer treatments for pets whose owners would not otherwise be able to afford the cost of treatment
March 29, 2016
LEARN HOW PET CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS SEEK CANCER CLUES AND CURES
Did you know that dogs are cancer scientists with paws? And in many cases, cats are too! In this episode of Tripawd Talk Radio, Drs. Christine Hardy and Kristen Weishaar explain why clinical trials for dogs and people are the most promising path to treating and ultimately curing cancers.
March 16, 2016
MEDAL AND HONOR
Dr. Steve Withrow, a pioneer in veterinary oncology, received a CSU Founders Day medal last month and recalled the beginnings of the university’s marquee program in animal cancer treatment and comparative oncology. Read an extended excerpt of Withrow's Founders Day remarks.
March 3, 2016
MAN'S BEST FRIEND HELPS FIGHT CANCER
The University of Colorado Cancer Center and Colorado State University’s Flint Animal Cancer Center recently highlighted their collaboration at the State Capitol. The two institutions work together to advance the discovery of cancer therapies in humans and companion animals.
February 4, 2016
DR. STEPHEN WITHROW HONORED ON FOUNDERS DAY
As part of the 146th Founders Day anniversary celebration, CSU honored Dr. Stephen Withrow, founding director of the Flint Animal Cancer Center, with the prestigious Founders Day Medal in a public ceremony at the Lory Student Center.
October 20, 2015
LEARNING FROM DOGS WITH CANCER
Enrolling pets clinical trials, like the trials at our Flint Animal Cancer Center, could fill a research niche in developing new drugs, shaving years off testing and making the process less expensive. Indeed, interest in comparative oncology — the comparison of cancer across species — has grown sharply over the past decade.
August 17, 2015
A LASTING LEGACY
Dr. Nicole Ehrhart was appointed to the Ross M. Wilkins, M.D. Limb Preservation University Chair in Musculoskeletal Biology and Oncology. She is the first woman to hold a University Chair, and the $3 million endowment will support her research in perpetuity.
July 20, 2015
CANCER IN DOGS OFFERS INSIGHTS FOR HUMANS
At the Institute of Medicine forum in June, CSU's Dr. Rod Page noted that clinical trials for animals should include peer review; accountability and oversight measures; a trials registry; an informed consent process; a continuous education and improvement process; and best supportive care, including relief of pain and other distressing symptoms.
June 24, 2015
CSU SPARKS NATIONAL CANCER MEETING FOR UNIFIED APPROACH TO ANIMALS AND HUMANS
Our Flint Animal Cancer Center connected human and animal oncology research in a groundbreaking forum sponsored by the Institute of Medicine in Washington D.C. A shared research agenda is expected to spur new cancer therapies for pets and people.
June 2, 2015
CSU SPEARHEADS WORKSHOP ON CANCER LINK BETWEEN PETS AND PEOPLE
How can clinical studies of cancer in animals and people be better coordinated to help stamp out the disease in all species? This question is at the center of a first-time meeting of veterinarians, human cancer physicians and others, spearheaded by our Flint CSU Animal Cancer Center.
May 4, 2015
SPACE RADIATION: CSU STUDIES RISKS FOR ASTRONAUTS GOING TO MARS
Our researchers are not only working on cures for pet cancer, they are also contributing to preventing cancer in astronauts. A new research facility at Colorado State University – the only one of its kind in the world – will be established with a $9 million grant from NASA to help reveal the effects of long-term exposure to space radiation as the nation prepares for a manned mission to Mars.
March 24, 2015
FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND CANINE HEALTH STUDY ENROLLS 3,000th GOLDEN RETRIEVER
The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, funded and managed by Morris Animal Foundation, is the first of its kind in the veterinary world. Dr. Rodney Page of Colorado State University is the principal investigator on this study. Longitudinal studies of this magnitude that record lifestyle details and collect biological samples from subjects over an extended period of time, have not been done before in veterinary medicine.