Category: Research

read more
Research

Cancer research to benefit pets and people

For nearly four decades, the Flint Animal Cancer Center has been at the forefront of understanding the fundamental mechanisms of cancer biology, disease diagnosis, and the development of effective therapies. Our focus is on comparative oncology to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in pet animals, and translate our research and knowledge also to […]

read more
Latest News

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 […]

read more
Latest News

The answers to cancer start at the cellular level.

“Cancer is really a process associated with basic biology,” said Dr. Daniel Gustafson, director of basic research and the Pharmacology Lab at the Flint Animal Cancer Center. “It’s about the cells in your body that for some reason have changed and grown out of control.” The solutions to most problems start by looking at the […]

read more
Our Team

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 […]

read more
One Cure Clinical Trials

Novel clinical trial seeks solution for tumor hypoxia

It’s common knowledge among cancer researchers that tumors lacking oxygen (hypoxic) don’t respond well to radiation. Flint Animal Cancer Center radiation oncology section head, Dr. Susan LaRue, is working with colleagues at four universities to test a new approach that adds oxygen to tumors with the help of microbubbles. “Solid tumors, whether in pets or […]

read more
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, […]

read more
Latest News

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 […]

read more
One Cure Clinical Trials

Canine Cancer Prevention Vaccine Update

The much-anticipated Vaccine Against Canine Cancer Study enrolled its first patients in May 2019. To date, 274 dogs have entered the study at the three participating sites (Colorado State University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of California, Davis). VACCS investigators seek to recruit 800 healthy, middle-aged pet dogs to evaluate the effectiveness of […]

read more
One Cure Clinical Trials

Our Dogs May Be The Answer To Cancer

Scientists dis­covered long ago that cancer is cancer. It doesn’t care if you have two legs or four – it looks the same under the microscope, spreads to the same locations, and reacts the same way to treatment. Despite advances in knowledge, cancer remains the leading cause of death in dogs beyond middle age and […]

read more
Our Team

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. […]

read more
Research

Dr. Rod Page Honored For Career Achievement In Canine Research

Dr. Rod Page, professor of medical oncology, Stephen J Withrow Presidential Chair in Oncology, and director of the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, received the American Veterinary Medical Association Career Achievement in Canine Research Award at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium on July 27 in Worcester, Mass. As a champion of […]