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One Cure Clinical Trials

Veterinarians discover new insights into GI lymphoma in cats

Two years after their program began, Dr. Craig Webb, professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and the team from the Feline Cancer Core are excited about their growing understanding of gastrointestinal (GI) lymphoma in cats. “We’re approaching our 100th study entrant, which is actually pretty amazing,” said […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

Clinical trial hopes to better understand side effects of chlorambucil in cats with cancer

“He’s my little hero.” That’s how Erin Hicks describes her best feline friend, Tico Junior. Like his dad, Tico Senior, both cats were born in the Dominican Republic while Hicks served in the Peace Corps. Both offered her protection, but in different ways. “Tico Senior saved me from tarantulas, insects, and rats while I was […]

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Our Team

New oncology teaching model provides patient-centered learning for DVM students

For the Flint Animal Cancer Center’s clinical team, one silver lining to the global pandemic has been the opportunity to reimagine the teaching model for fourth-year veterinary students. “The move to 100 percent online instruction was chaotic,” said Dr. Susan Lana, Stuart Chair in Oncology and oncology service chief. “But it gave us a chance […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

New clinical trial for dogs with nasal tumors may help people, too.

Grendel joined her forever family along with her brother Beowulf at eight weeks old. “We could tell right away she had a mischievous streak and was destined to get her brother in trouble,” said Marcia Bohannon, Grendel’s human. The littermates have been devoted to each other from the start, which made Grendel’s illness devasting not […]

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Research

Cancer research to benefit pets and people

For nearly four decades, the Flint Animal Cancer Center has been at the forefront of understanding the fundamental mechanisms of cancer biology, disease diagnosis, and the development of effective therapies. Our focus is on comparative oncology to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in pet animals, and translate our research and knowledge also to […]

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Our Team

Helping pet families navigate the cancer journey

As members of a land-grant institution, we believe it is our responsibility to share our knowledge and expertise. To fulfill that commitment, the Flint Animal Cancer Center Consult Service offers a free resource connecting pet parents and referring veterinarians with our oncology specialists. The program answers approximately 2,000 requests for oncology information annually. The service […]

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FACC scientists search for solutions to cancer treatment challenges

While many scientists at the Flint Animal Cancer Center focus their research on cancer cells, the Laboratory of Comparative Musculoskeletal Oncology and Traumatology views cancer through an additional lens. “Many of our colleagues are doing great work focusing on cancer itself – how to treat it effectively, how to make sure it doesn’t spread,” said […]

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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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Our Team

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 […]