Category: Pet Cancer Treatment

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One Cure Clinical Trials

Veterinarians discover new insights into GI lymphoma in cats

Two years after their program began, Dr. Craig Webb, professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and the team from the Feline Cancer Core are excited about their growing understanding of gastrointestinal (GI) lymphoma in cats. “We’re approaching our 100th study entrant, which is actually pretty amazing,” said […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

Clinical trial hopes to better understand side effects of chlorambucil in cats with cancer

“He’s my little hero.” That’s how Erin Hicks describes her best feline friend, Tico Junior. Like his dad, Tico Senior, both cats were born in the Dominican Republic while Hicks served in the Peace Corps. Both offered her protection, but in different ways. “Tico Senior saved me from tarantulas, insects, and rats while I was […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

New clinical trial for dogs with nasal tumors may help people, too.

Grendel joined her forever family along with her brother Beowulf at eight weeks old. “We could tell right away she had a mischievous streak and was destined to get her brother in trouble,” said Marcia Bohannon, Grendel’s human. The littermates have been devoted to each other from the start, which made Grendel’s illness devasting not […]

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Our Team

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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Latest News

Radiation Oncology Team Exploring New Option to Treat Superficial Tumors in Pets

With technology borrowed from human medicine, the radiation oncology team at the Flint Animal Cancer Center recently treated its first pet patient using superficial radiation therapy. The new radiation machine, originally acquired through a collaboration with the James L. Voss Teaching Hospital’s ophthalmology service to treat squamous cell carcinomas on the eyelids of horses, is […]

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Our Team

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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Pet Cancer Treatment

Dietary considerations for pets with cancer

While many pet owners and veterinarians are interested in the interaction between diet and cancer, most current recommendations for the nutritional management of cancer in dogs and cats have limited evidence or are based on data taken from people. Nonetheless, a variety of websites and books offer strategies on what to feed a pet with […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Mokey’s story: A cat’s journey through basal cell carcinoma

You hear it a lot: “We never expected it.” “It came out of nowhere.” “Of anyone I’d expect to get sick, it wouldn’t be _____.” Whether you’ve had a close, intense brush with cancer or you just know someone who knows someone battling it, you’ve likely heard the shock that often accompanies the diagnosis. This […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Pet Cancer Treatment Options

Depending on the type of cancer, the location, and how advanced the disease, pets with cancer have various treatment options. A veterinary oncologist may recommend one or more treatment alternatives. Like cancer care in people, treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation are used alone or in combination to control cancer in pets. The Flint […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Elbee celebrates five years cancer-free with the help of a novel treatment.

Five years cancer-free. It’s a milestone for all cancer patients, but especially for our canine friends. While survival rates vary based on many factors, including the type of cancer and treatment, considering a dog’s lifespan, five years is cause for celebration. Last month, Flint Animal Cancer Center patient, Elbee, a sweet, shy border collie, celebrated […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Petco Foundation invests in patient care & advancing treatments

In 2019, thanks to a generous award from the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Can­cer Treatment Support Fund, 28 pet patients received lifesaving financial grants. The award was the first of a two-year, $150,000 investment to support oncology patient care at the Flint Animal Cancer Center. The fund allows the Flint Animal Cancer Center to […]