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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 […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

Canine Cancer Prevention Vaccine Study Seeks Participants

As part of the largest interventional canine clinical trial ever conducted, veterinarians leading the Vaccine Against Canine Cancer Study seek to enroll 800 healthy, middle-aged pet dogs to evaluate the effectiveness of a new cancer prevention vaccine. The clinical trials portion of the study is led by Colorado State University’s Dr. Douglas Thamm, director of […]

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Golden Retriever Lifetime Study Enters Seventh Year

Later this year will mark the seventh year of the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. Enrollment began in 2012, and the study reached capacity in 2015. Led by Flint Animal Cancer Center director, Dr. Rod Page in partnership with the Morris Animal Foundation, the study is gathering information on more than 3,000 golden retrievers, throughout their […]

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Oncology 2019 – Growing To Meet The Needs Of Patients And Their Caretakers.

No other area of companion animal health care has expanded as robustly as veterinary oncology.  In the last 30 years, veterinary oncology has developed from an interest group to a multi-specialty, international network of clinical professionals.  In total, there may now be more than 1,000 veterinarians that have achieved a formal credential in either medical […]

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FACC Oncology Technician Shares Her Personal Pet Cancer Story

I’d like to think my career as an oncology technician at the Flint Animal Cancer Center has prepared me for my own dogs’ cancer stories. I’d love to believe that I’ve been able to think through the entire process in a rational and cerebral manner, never waffling through decision-making, only entertaining realistic thoughts, and certainly […]

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Vet Tech Team Brings Passion And Experience To Provide Unparalleled Care

Our veterinary technicians are critical members of the Flint Animal Cancer Center team. With up to 30 patient visits each day, they help manage a variety of responsibilities from check-in to administering treatment. While they share many of the same passions – a love of animals and finding a cure for cancer – our vet […]