Category: Research

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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 […]

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Research

Biorepository Powerful Tool For Cancer Research

Fifteen years ago, the Flint Animal Cancer Center started on the path to create one of the first on-site biorepositories in veterinary medicine. The project was spearheaded by medical oncologist, Dr. Sue Lana. Proper collection, processing, and storage were critical considerations when designing the program. “Our focus from day one has been on collection and […]

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Research

A Short History Of Animal Cancer

Cancer is not a new disease. In fact, cancer in animals has been around since the era of the dinosaurs. Using a portable X-ray machine, Bruce Rothschild of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine scanned 10,000 dinosaur vertebrae from more than 700 museum specimens and found evidence of cancer in duck-billed dinosaurs that roamed […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

The ABCs (and DEFs) of Clinical Trials in Veterinary Oncology

When a pet is diagnosed with cancer, it’s not easy to know what to do next. The good news is, there may be several treatment options to consider. Sometimes, one of these is enrollment in a clinical trial. Clinical trials are studies used in all specialties of medicine in the hopes of advancing or improving […]

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Graham Rahal: Why I’m Racing for One Cure

When you think of the name Rahal, you likely think of racing, not dogs, and certainly not cancer research. It makes sense. Thanks to my dad, 1986 Indy 500 winner and three-time INDYCAR Champion Bobby Rahal, I grew up around race tracks. I got  my first professional win when I was 16 years old in […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

New Hope for Canines and Kids with Bone Cancer

Cancer is cancer, whether you have  two legs or four. With that principle in mind, Flint Animal Cancer Center scientists, Drs. Steve Dow and Dan Regan, are collaborating with pediatric oncologists at Children’s Hospital Colorado to study a promising new therapy to treat metastatic bone cancer in both dogs and kids. The Science behind the Study Tumor […]