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Moving the Needle in Canine Osteosarcoma Diagnosis & Treatment

Osteosarcoma, or bone cancer, is a common cancer in dogs, especially in large and giant breeds. Approximately 85 percent of canine bone tumors are osteosarcomas. Over the course of more than 20 years, Flint Animal Cancer Center surgical oncologist Dr. Bernard Séguin has diagnosed and treated hundreds of patients with bone cancer. He has dedicated […]

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Research

Comparative Oncology Research: Accelerating Discovery for Pets and People

May is National Cancer Research Month, launched in 2007 by the American Association for Cancer Research to highlight the importance of lifesaving cancer research. For more than 40 years, the Flint Animal Cancer Center has been at the forefront of comparative oncology research and discovery to benefit pets and people with cancer. In line with […]

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FACC Patient Stories

Happy Labrador finds new best friend during treatment for canine cancer

Sig O’Rourke, a spunky black Labrador retriever, also known as Mr. Personality, joined Kathy and Pat O’Rourkes’ home when he was five months old. The couple has had many dogs over the years, but never a male, and they weren’t quite sure what to expect. “He’s the sweetest, best dog we’ve ever had,” said Kathy. […]

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One Cure Patients

Gentle giant battles bone cancer with the help of limb spare surgery

Patronus “Groot” Gordon joined his furever family in 2015. Like his Guardians of the Galaxy namesake, Groot has been winning over fans since day one. “He’s such a sweet guy and handsome, too,” said Chris Gordon, Groot’s human dad. “I knew right away he was the one.” Groot was a gift to Chris’s girlfriend, now […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

The joy of giving

Susie Coit first connected with the Flint Animal Cancer Center when her 12-year-old westie Sullivan was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2013. “My father instilled my lifelong love of animals,” said Coit. “When Sullivan was diagnosed, I committed to offering him the best possible care.” Almost immediately, Susie felt connected to FACC’s oncology team. “Even just […]

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One Health: A New Approach To Conquering Cancer

“All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth.”— Chief Seattle   In 2020, the U.S. Congress designated January One Health Month to “promote awareness of organizations focused on public health, animal health, and environmental health […].” While the term “One Health” is relatively new, according to the Centers for […]

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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

One Dog’s Miracle Journey with Canine Osteosarcoma

When Danielle Nau and her future husband were considering adopting a dog, they did their research. “We knew we wanted a companion to share our active lifestyle,” said Nau. “After reading and even taking an online quiz, a Chesapeake Bay retriever kept coming up.” With their decision made, they located a litter of puppies ready […]

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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 […]