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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 […]

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Radiation Oncology Team Exploring New Option to Treat Superficial Tumors in Pets

With technology borrowed from human medicine, the radiation oncology team at the Flint Animal Cancer Center recently treated its first pet patient using superficial radiation therapy. The new radiation machine, originally acquired through a collaboration with the James L. Voss Teaching Hospital’s ophthalmology service to treat squamous cell carcinomas on the eyelids of horses, is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Dietary considerations for pets with cancer

While many pet owners and veterinarians are interested in the interaction between diet and cancer, most current recommendations for the nutritional management of cancer in dogs and cats have limited evidence or are based on data taken from people. Nonetheless, a variety of websites and books offer strategies on what to feed a pet with […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Mokey’s story: A cat’s journey through basal cell carcinoma

You hear it a lot: “We never expected it.” “It came out of nowhere.” “Of anyone I’d expect to get sick, it wouldn’t be _____.” Whether you’ve had a close, intense brush with cancer or you just know someone who knows someone battling it, you’ve likely heard the shock that often accompanies the diagnosis. This […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Pet Cancer Treatment Options

Depending on the type of cancer, the location, and how advanced the disease, pets with cancer have various treatment options. A veterinary oncologist may recommend one or more treatment alternatives. Like cancer care in people, treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation are used alone or in combination to control cancer in pets. The Flint […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Elbee celebrates five years cancer-free with the help of a novel treatment.

Five years cancer-free. It’s a milestone for all cancer patients, but especially for our canine friends. While survival rates vary based on many factors, including the type of cancer and treatment, considering a dog’s lifespan, five years is cause for celebration. Last month, Flint Animal Cancer Center patient, Elbee, a sweet, shy border collie, celebrated […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Petco Foundation invests in patient care & advancing treatments

In 2019, thanks to a generous award from the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Can­cer Treatment Support Fund, 28 pet patients received lifesaving financial grants. The award was the first of a two-year, $150,000 investment to support oncology patient care at the Flint Animal Cancer Center. The fund allows the Flint Animal Cancer Center to […]

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New CT Scanner Provides Unparalleled Diagnostic Imaging

Thanks to a generous gift from Jeff Neu, the Flint Animal Cancer Center and the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, have a new, state-of-the-art Seimens Somaton Force CT scanner. It is the first of its kind in all of Colorado, human or veterinary medicine, and the first in a veterinary hospital west of the […]