Tag: Comparative Oncology Research

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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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Pet Cancer Treatment

Using 3-D Printing Technology To Personalize Limb-Spare Implants

One of the most common cancers in dogs is osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Typical treatment includes amputation, but for some patients, amputation is not an option due to neurologic or orthopedic issues, such as arthritis. The limb-spare technique developed by Flint Animal Cancer Center’s founding director Dr. Steve Withrow provided a solution for those patients (and human […]