Category: Pet Cancer Treatment

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FACC Patient Stories

Celebrating six years of Petco Love partnership in support of pet cancer care

Millions of pets are diagnosed with cancer each year and thanks to Petco Love and Blue Buffalo companion animals across the country have access to lifesaving care through grants to partner veterinary institutions. Over the last six years, the Flint Animal Cancer Center has been the grateful recipient of $575,000 in support. These dollars are […]

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FACC Patient Stories

Radiation therapy helps pup with canine sinonasal tumor

Wilson is an outdoor guy. He loves winter, hiking, and swimming, all the things that life in Colorado provides. “He’s just here to please,” said Helen French, Wilson’s mom, who adopted him from a shelter in Salt Lake City when he was a few months old. Today, the 10-year-old Lab mix shares his home with […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Pet Cancer Prevention Tips

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Our goal is to help all pet families learn about the prevalence of cancer in companion animals and to share tips for prevention, early detection, and treatment. Learn more about cancer prevention here and share your new knowledge with other pet lovers. The reason some pets (and people) get […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Pet Cancer Treatment Options

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Our goal is to help all pet families learn about the prevalence of cancer in companion animals and to share tips for prevention, early detection, and treatment. Learn more about treatment options here and share your new knowledge with other pet lovers. Depending on the type of cancer, the […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Top 10 Warning Signs Of Cancer In Pets

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, millions of dogs and cats are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death in pets beyond middle age. Knowing what to look for can help with early detection, and as with people, make a difference. Following are the top 10 warning signs of cancer […]

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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, […]