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New oncology teaching model provides patient-centered learning for DVM students

For the Flint Animal Cancer Center’s clinical team, one silver lining to the global pandemic has been the opportunity to reimagine the teaching model for fourth-year veterinary students. “The move to 100 percent online instruction was chaotic,” said Dr. Susan Lana, Stuart Chair in Oncology and oncology service chief. “But it gave us a chance […]

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Helping pet families navigate the cancer journey

As members of a land-grant institution, we believe it is our responsibility to share our knowledge and expertise. To fulfill that commitment, the Flint Animal Cancer Center Consult Service offers a free resource connecting pet parents and referring veterinarians with our oncology specialists. The program answers approximately 2,000 requests for oncology information annually. The service […]

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FACC scientists search for solutions to cancer treatment challenges

While many scientists at the Flint Animal Cancer Center focus their research on cancer cells, the Laboratory of Comparative Musculoskeletal Oncology and Traumatology views cancer through an additional lens. “Many of our colleagues are doing great work focusing on cancer itself – how to treat it effectively, how to make sure it doesn’t spread,” said […]

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Veterinary Oncology Training Programs

Educating future cancer specialists is central to the mission of the Flint Animal Cancer Center. We have trained more surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists than any other veterinary institution in the world. We also established the first Ph.D. program in cancer biology for  veterinarians. Until the day we conquer cancer, the need for additional clinical […]

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Flint Animal Cancer Center Focuses on Opportunities

After pivoting to address the crisis caused by the global pandemic last spring, the team at the Flint Animal Cancer Center is thinking of the future and reimagining what is possible for cancer research, treatment, and prevention. “Despite the pandemic, cancer hasn’t taken a break and neither has our team,” said Dr. Rodney Page, director, […]

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CSU cancer researcher named 2020 Boettcher Investigator

Dan Regan, an assistant professor in Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, was recently selected to receive the Boettcher Foundation’s 2020 Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award. The award supports promising early-career scientific investigators, allowi­ng them to establish their independent research and make it competitive for major federal and private grants. Recipients, known as Boettcher Investigators, are awarded $235,000 to sustain […]

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Interview with Dr. Kate Vickery

Dr. Kate Vickery joined the Flint Animal Cancer Center faculty in January 2020. She completed her medical oncology residency at the cancer center in 2008 and is a board-certified medical oncologist. Dr. Vickery worked in private practice for 11 years before returning to the FACC and Colorado State University. We asked Dr. Vickery a few […]

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FACC’s Global Connections

Since the early 1980s, the Flint Animal Cancer Center has trained more surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists than any other veterinary institution. Beyond the formal training program, each year, the FACC also welcomes dozens of guest observers from around the world. Over the years, this expanding collegial network has led to FACC’s growing global impact on […]

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New Fellowship Trains Future Veterinary Oncology Clinician-Scientists

When Dr. Samantha Schlemmer read the posting for the Seeker Oncology Research Fellowship at the Flint Animal Cancer Center, it was as if the stars had aligned. Schlemmer was nearing the end of her residency in clinical pathology at Texas A&M and considering her next steps when she learned about the research fellowship. “I was […]

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Dr. Dan Regan Searches For Answers To Combat Metastatic Disease

When Dr. Dan Regan talks about his work in cancer research, he boils it down to a simple analogy known as the seed and soil theory. He wants to understand how cancer cells (seeds) know where to find welcoming locations to take root (soil).  In science speak, Regan studies the tumor microenvironment and metastatic disease. […]

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Canine Cancer Prevention Vaccine Study Featured On CNN

In a new study led by Dr. Doug Thamm, medical oncologist at Colorado State University’s Flint Animal Cancer Center, owner enrolled dogs are getting a cancer prevention vaccine. If it works, humans could be next. Why dogs? “Cancer is actually the leading cause of death in adult dogs,” veterinarian Doug Thamm says. “They develop these tumors spontaneously […]