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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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Latest News

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 […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

BONE CANCER IN DOGS

Bone cancer is a common cancer in dogs, especially in large and giant breeds. Approximately 85 percent of canine bone tumors are osteosarcomas (osteo = bone, sarcoma = cancer). Osteosarcomas are highly aggressive tumors, characterized by painful bone destruction where the tumor grows. Osteosarcoma commonly affects the limbs of dogs but can also occur in […]

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Latest News

Latest News From The Flint Animal Cancer Center

Check out Flint Animal Cancer Center’s latest newsletter! Flint Animal Cancer Center Newsletter Library Fall 2019 Newsletter Spring 2019 Newsletter Fall 2018 Newsletter Spring 2018 Newsletter Fall 2017 Newsletter   Scroll to the bottom of this page to be added to our newsletter list and be the first to learn about the latest news from the Flint Animal Cancer […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

In Memory of Lily, Six-Year Feline Lymphoma Survivor

Guest Post Written by Wendy Kruger Lily was one of those “too good to be true” cats. Adopted in 2001 as a kitten, she was a birthday present for my six-year-old daughter, Anna. A child’s pet has to be patient, and Lily was. She was sweet and submissive – always one to please. She would […]

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Latest News

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

Duke and Family Celebrate Two Years After Canine Osteosarcoma Diagnosis

Update At his February 26 recheck appointment, Duke and his family received some great news:  His latest round of follow up X-rays showed “no evidence of pulmonary metastasis.” For a cancer that spreads to the lungs in 80% of cases, the results were a huge relief. “I’m so anxious before each recheck,” said Heidi, Duke’s human mom. […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs

Hemangiosarcomas are malignant tumors derived from the cells lining blood vessels (hem = blood, angio = vessel, sarcoma = tumor).  Hemangiosarcoma is a common cancer in dogs accounting for approximately 5% of cases. Since blood vessels run throughout the body, hemangiosarcomas can develop anywhere. However, the most common sites are the skin, spleen, liver, and […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Sherpa Overcomes Canine Osteosarcoma to Climb Mountains Once Again

Often, the first thing people notice about Sherpa is her heart-shaped nose, an advertisement for her friendly nature. After a joyful and sometimes slobbery greeting, they realize she has three legs. The 8-year-old Saint Bernard was born with a cleft lip and palate, and the reconstructive surgery soon after birth resulted in her unique muzzle. […]

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Our Team

Interview with Dr. Kate Vickery

Dr. Kate Vickery joined the Flint Animal Cancer Center faculty in January 2020. She completed her medical oncology residency at the cancer center in 2008 and is a board-certified medical oncologist. Dr. Vickery worked in private practice for 11 years before returning to the FACC and Colorado State University. We asked Dr. Vickery a few […]