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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Using 3-D Printing Technology To Personalize Limb-Spare Implants

One of the most common cancers in dogs is osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Typical treatment includes amputation, but for some patients, amputation is not an option due to neurologic or orthopedic issues, such as arthritis. The limb-spare technique developed by Flint Animal Cancer Center’s founding director Dr. Steve Withrow provided a solution for those patients (and human […]

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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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Pet Cancer Treatment

3-D Printed Bolus: Setting A New Standard In Radiation Oncology

The Radiation Oncology service at the Flint Animal Cancer Center is known for breaking new ground. They were the first veterinary oncology service in the U.S. to employ a linear accelerator to treat companion animals and the first in the world to offer stereotactic radiation therapy for pets. Under the direction of Dr. Del Leary, […]

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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 […]