The students of today will be the cancer researchers and clinicians of tomorrow. To ensure progress in the fight against cancer, the Flint Animal Cancer Center (FACC) is committed to training the cancer experts of the future through several advanced training programs in clinical oncology and basic cancer research. We have trained more surgical, medical and radiation oncologists than any other veterinary institution in the world. Our training opportunities include: a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program, a Medical Oncology Residency Program, Surgical Oncology Fellowships, a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, and a Radiation Oncology Residency Program.
We also house the largest group of scientists studying and treating naturally occurring cancer in pets with 12 laboratories dedicated to cancer-related research. In 2007, the FACC signed a National Institutes of Health (NIH) sanctioned consortium agreement with the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center to formally unite our institutions. Our faculty has pioneered many breakthroughs in cancer treatments for animals, including limb sparing surgical and radiation techniques for dogs with osteosarcoma.