Tag: Cancer Research

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FACC Patient Stories

Canine Brain Tumor Vaccine Helps Happy Boxer Beat the Odds

“If she’s deaf, I’m keeping her.” Those were Michelle Beston’s words to her husband as they waited for their latest foster assignment from a local boxer rescue. Beston had adopted and fostered dogs throughout her life and always hoped to bring a deaf dog into her home. When Fiona arrived, the three-month-old pup with one […]

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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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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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Our Team

Dr. Dan Regan Searches For Answers To Combat Metastatic Disease

When Dr. Dan Regan talks about his work in cancer research, he boils it down to a simple analogy known as the seed and soil theory. He wants to understand how cancer cells (seeds) know where to find welcoming locations to take root (soil).  In science speak, Regan studies the tumor microenvironment and metastatic disease. […]

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Research

Biorepository Powerful Tool For Cancer Research

Fifteen years ago, the Flint Animal Cancer Center started on the path to create one of the first on-site biorepositories in veterinary medicine. The project was spearheaded by medical oncologist, Dr. Sue Lana. Proper collection, processing, and storage were critical considerations when designing the program. “Our focus from day one has been on collection and […]