March 15, 2017
CSU COMPARATIVE ONCOLOGY DOCUMENTARY SET FOR NATIONAL RELEASE
"The Answer to Cancer May Be Walking Right Beside Us," a documentary produced by Colorado State University and Rocky Mountain PBS, will air nationally on public television stations starting in April 2017. The film, which showcases comparative oncology, or how human and animal doctors can work together to beat cancer, first aired in September 2016 on Rocky Mountain PBS.
March 6, 2017
JAY HOWARD WILL DRIVE CAR IN INDIANAPOLIS 500 SPONSORED BY TONY STEWART FOUNDATION
Howard will be the driver of a No. 77 Honda entry that will be sponsored by Team One Cure, an animal cancer philanthropy funded by The Tony Stewart Foundation. Team One Cure, in partnership with the Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center, "will help educate people about comparative oncology and improve the lives of all cancer patients, whether pets or people."
February 3, 2017
HOW MAN'S BEST FRIEND IS HELPING CANCER TREATMENT
Editor's Note: Nicole Ehrhart, professor of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University, wrote this piece for The Conversation in recognition of World Cancer Day 2017. Colorado State has recently joined The Conversation, an independent collaboration between editors and academics that provides informed news analysis and commentary to the general public, as a partner institution, and the list of participating faculty and researchers is expanding every day.
January 4, 2017
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY VETERINARIANS HELP BRING GROUNDBREAKING CANCER DRUG TO MARKET
Through its clinical trials for animal patients, CSU helped prove the usefulness of the first drug approved by the FDA for treatment of canine lymphoma, a breakthrough in veterinary oncology that promises new hope for pet dogs with this common type of cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that the lymphoma drug, Tanovea-CA1, is approved for use in canine patients and will be available to veterinarians nationwide this spring.
December 7, 2016
CSU OPENS SPACIOUS, STATE-OF-THE-ART VETERINARY CANCER CENTER
On Thursday, Dec. 8, CSU will celebrate the opening of an expanded and improved hospital unit dedicated to the evaluation and care of animal patients with cancer, marking a new era in the university's longstanding leadership in veterinary oncology. The Lucy Oncology Clinic – named for a Rottweiler patient with bone cancer – encompasses 4,100 square feet in CSU’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
September 19, 2016
ANIMAL CANCER RESEARCH DOCUMENTARY AIRS SEPT. 29 ON ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS
"Animals get cancer, owners want their animals cured and cared for. Why not extrapolate that to humans?" This simple, yet profound, statement is delivered by Dr. Stephen Withrow, veterinary oncologist, to set the tone for "The Answer to Cancer May Be Walking Right Beside Us," a new documentary produced by Colorado State University and Rocky Mountain PBS, which airs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.
June 7, 2016
AWARENESS BUILDS FOR WHAT WE CAN LEARN BY STUDYING ANIMAL CANCERS
The Colorado Cancer Plan, unveiled in early 2016, includes a section on comparative oncology, a field that integrates cancers in veterinary patients with general studies of cancer biology and treatment. It's a historic first that shines a spotlight on the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University. It's also a nod to increasing awareness about the ability to learn more about cancers in humans by studying companion animals with cancer.
May 17, 2016
A CURE FOR CANCER: ANSWERS MIGHT BE WALKING BESIDE US
Friends of Colorado State University’s Flint Animal Cancer Center gathered for the fifth annual One Cure fund-raising dinner and fulfilled goals in support of clinical trials for dogs with naturally occurring tumors – a type of research that aims to help cure cancer in both pets and people.
May 16, 2016
PETCO FOUNDATION AND BLUE BUFFALO FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE $2.35M IN PET CANCER GRANT INVESTMENTS FOR LIFESAVING, INNOVATIVE RESEARCH
Through the establishment of a "Petco Foundation & Blue Buffalo Foundation Cancer Treatment Support Fund," several universities, including Colorado State University, will be able to provide subsidized support for cancer treatments for pets whose owners would not otherwise be able to afford the cost of treatment
March 29, 2016
LEARN HOW PET CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS SEEK CANCER CLUES AND CURES
Did you know that dogs are cancer scientists with paws? And in many cases, cats are too! In this episode of Tripawd Talk Radio, Drs. Christine Hardy and Kristen Weishaar explain why clinical trials for dogs and people are the most promising path to treating and ultimately curing cancers.
March 16, 2016
MEDAL AND HONOR
Dr. Steve Withrow, a pioneer in veterinary oncology, received a CSU Founders Day medal last month and recalled the beginnings of the university’s marquee program in animal cancer treatment and comparative oncology. Read an extended excerpt of Withrow's Founders Day remarks.
March 3, 2016
MAN'S BEST FRIEND HELPS FIGHT CANCER
The University of Colorado Cancer Center and Colorado State University’s Flint Animal Cancer Center recently highlighted their collaboration at the State Capitol. The two institutions work together to advance the discovery of cancer therapies in humans and companion animals.
February 4, 2016
DR. STEPHEN WITHROW HONORED ON FOUNDERS DAY
As part of the 146th Founders Day anniversary celebration, CSU honored Dr. Stephen Withrow, founding director of the Flint Animal Cancer Center, with the prestigious Founders Day Medal in a public ceremony at the Lory Student Center.
October 20, 2015
LEARNING FROM DOGS WITH CANCER
Enrolling pets clinical trials, like the trials at our Flint Animal Cancer Center, could fill a research niche in developing new drugs, shaving years off testing and making the process less expensive. Indeed, interest in comparative oncology — the comparison of cancer across species — has grown sharply over the past decade.
August 17, 2015
A LASTING LEGACY
Dr. Nicole Ehrhart was appointed to the Ross M. Wilkins, M.D. Limb Preservation University Chair in Musculoskeletal Biology and Oncology. She is the first woman to hold a University Chair, and the $3 million endowment will support her research in perpetuity.
July 20, 2015
CANCER IN DOGS OFFERS INSIGHTS FOR HUMANS
At the Institute of Medicine forum in June, CSU's Dr. Rod Page noted that clinical trials for animals should include peer review; accountability and oversight measures; a trials registry; an informed consent process; a continuous education and improvement process; and best supportive care, including relief of pain and other distressing symptoms.
June 24, 2015
CSU SPARKS NATIONAL CANCER MEETING FOR UNIFIED APPROACH TO ANIMALS AND HUMANS
Our Flint Animal Cancer Center connected human and animal oncology research in a groundbreaking forum sponsored by the Institute of Medicine in Washington D.C. A shared research agenda is expected to spur new cancer therapies for pets and people.
June 2, 2015
CSU SPEARHEADS WORKSHOP ON CANCER LINK BETWEEN PETS AND PEOPLE
How can clinical studies of cancer in animals and people be better coordinated to help stamp out the disease in all species? This question is at the center of a first-time meeting of veterinarians, human cancer physicians and others, spearheaded by our Flint CSU Animal Cancer Center.
May 4, 2015
SPACE RADIATION: CSU STUDIES RISKS FOR ASTRONAUTS GOING TO MARS
Our researchers are not only working on cures for pet cancer, they are also contributing to preventing cancer in astronauts. A new research facility at Colorado State University – the only one of its kind in the world – will be established with a $9 million grant from NASA to help reveal the effects of long-term exposure to space radiation as the nation prepares for a manned mission to Mars.
March 24, 2015
FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND CANINE HEALTH STUDY ENROLLS 3,000th GOLDEN RETRIEVER
The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, funded and managed by Morris Animal Foundation, is the first of its kind in the veterinary world. Dr. Rodney Page of Colorado State University is the principal investigator on this study. Longitudinal studies of this magnitude that record lifestyle details and collect biological samples from subjects over an extended period of time, have not been done before in veterinary medicine.
January 2, 2015
"OPERATION PUPPY" DELIVERS A DOSE OF CHEER TO YOUNG PATIENTS, FAMILIES SPENDING TIME IN THE HOSPITAL
Over three days in December, three teams of volunteer “elves” affiliated with One Cure, a support initiative within Colorado State University’s Robert H. and Mary G. Flint Animal Cancer Center, spread holiday cheer throughout the pediatric wards of six Colorado hospitals and two Ronald McDonald Houses by distributing gifts of plush toy dogs and $50 Amazon.com gift cards to nearly 300 seriously ill children and their families.
December 11, 2014
WORLD'S OLDEST PENGUIN VISITS VETERINARY HOSPITAL
The world's oldest African penguin, a Pueblo Zoo resident named Tess, dove effortlessly into her pool on Tuesday and swam for the first time since Colorado State University veterinarians used specialized radiation to treat an aggressive form of skin cancer on the penguin's face.
December 5, 2014
ANIMAL CANCER CENTER LEADS PARTNERSHIP WITH INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE
Colorado State University’s Flint Animal Cancer Center announced that the National Cancer Policy Forum, part of the Institute of Medicine, the prestigious health division of the National Academies, will hold a workshop to explore issues concerning the study of companion animals with cancer to learn more about cancers in people.
September 24, 2014
CSU PLAN PRESENTS NEW HOPE FOR CANCER PATIENTS
Colorado cancer researchers and medical doctors announced they are launching a $200,000 feasibility study as a key step to building the nation’s first carbon-ion radiotherapy research and treatment facility in Aurora, where they and colleagues hope to investigate and provide to patients leading-edge radiation therapy that is effective against the deadliest cancers and now is available only in Europe and Japan.
August 11, 2014
DR. PAGE HONORED WITH STEPHEN J. WITHROW PRESIDENTAL CHAIR IN ONCOLOGY
The Stephen J. Withrow Presidential Chair in Oncology will be officially conferred to Dr. Rod Page during a reception on CSU's campus, a ceremony significant for what the chair will provide: funding to support studies that promise to help both pets and people with cancer.
May 13, 2014
DR. PAGE DISCUSSES SIGNS OF PET CANCER DURING PET CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Did you know that cancer is the leading cause of death among dogs more than 2 years old? May is designated as Pet Cancer Awareness Month by the American Veterinary Medical Association, making it a good time to understand risks and signs of cancer in pets – and to understand current treatment options.
April 29, 2014
ONE CURE DINNER RAISES FUNDS TO SUPPORT CSU'S COMPARATIVE CANCER RESEARCH
Determined to find a cancer cure for animals and people, supporters of Colorado State University's Flint Animal Cancer Center gathered in Denver this month and raised $270,000 at a benefit dinner to help fund translational cancer research through the center's Comparative Oncology Clinical Trials program.
April 28, 2014
UNIQUE PEN-PAL PROGRAM PROVIDES ENCOURAGEMENT BY PAIRING PETS AND CHILDREN WITH CANCER
Youth and Pet Survivors, or YAPS, is a pen-pal program that matches pediatric cancer patients with pets suffering from serious illnesses. Pet owners in the program exchange handwritten letters with young cancer patients, allowing both pet owners and children to share details of medical journeys that often are difficult to discuss.
April 25, 2014
WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT CLINICAL TRIALS MAY HURT YOUR PET
Dr. Rodney Page, director of the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University, helps explain what treatment trials are like, so pet owners can make informed decisions about them for their own animals.
April 7, 2014
THAI PRINCESS VISITS VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL FOR INSIGHT INTO VET MED AND CANCER TREATMENT
Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand visited the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for two days with a group of palace staff and a team representing Chulabhorn Research Institute in Bangkok and Kasetsart University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
April 6, 2014
CSU CANCER RESEARCH IN DOGS COULD HELP KIDS
Osteosarcoma is a cancer that often spreads to other areas of the body, in both dogs and humans. The treatment options for both mammals are generally amputation and chemotherapy.
April 2, 2014
FACC RESEARCHERS USE STEM CELLS TO REPAIR TISSUES, REGENERATE BONE
Stem cells are a therapy that can help bridge the gap. They can actually regenerate tissue in both muscle and bone where you couldn’t do it any other way.
January 21, 2014
DR. WITHROW DELIVERS FIRST PRESIDENT'S LECTURE SERIES
Colorado State University Distinguished Professor and founder of the Flint Animal Cancer Center, Dr. Steve Withrow kicked off the President's Community Lecture Series.
January 16, 2014
CHILDREN WITH CANCER RECEIVE HOLIDAY VISITS AND GIFTS
The holidays are over, but more than 300 pediatric cancer patients and other seriously ill children retain a bit of seasonal magic after hospital visits from Colorado State University volunteers and donors.
November 11, 2013
A MAN, HIS DOG, AND THE WARS THEY'VE FOUGHT A WORLD APART
In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, we offer a story about a Colorado soldier and his dog. Separated by more than 7,000 miles, they fought very different battles - both heroically.
November 1, 2013
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP VISITS CSU CANCER CENTER, LEARNS ABOUT "ONE CURE"
A group of "Breast Friends" met a canine cancer survivor and learned how animal cancer discoveries benefit human cancer treatment during a visit in October to Colorado State University's renowned Flint Animal Cancer Center.
October 31, 2013
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY'S PERSONALIZED CANCER RESEARCH A HIGHLIGHT AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Cancer research and treatment in dogs with naturally occurring tumors can provide tremendous insights for human cancer medicine, and Colorado State University’s Flint Animal Cancer Center will tout this translational concept at one of the nation's leading meetings to address the same diseases in different species.
September 25, 2013
VETERINARIANS USE NEW VIDEOS IN CLIENT EDUCATION ABOUT AMPUTATION
Colorado State University veterinarians perform more than 250 limb amputations each year, often to treat dogs with bone cancer, yet the majority of pet owners are at first opposed to the procedure – even though it typically reduces pain and extends life.
August 19, 2013
DR. DANIEL GUSTAFSON, AN EXPERT IN CANCER DRUGS NAMED TO CSU SHIPLEY UNIVERSITY CHAIR IN COMPARATIVE ONCOLOGY
The development of individualized cancer therapies is at the cutting edge of cancer research today as biomedical scientists seek new and innovative ways to improve cancer treatment.
May 30, 2013
DR. JAMIE CUSTIS FROM THE FACC AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY DESCRIBES EARLY WARNING SIGNS AND CUTTING-EDGE PET CANCER TREATMENTS
To further Pet Cancer Awareness Month in May, Dr. Jamie Custis from the FACC at Colorado State University describes early warning signs and cutting-edge treatments to help pet owners act quickly in thwarting the leading cause of death in dogs and cats.
May 24, 2013
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY VETERINARIANS DESCRIBE PET CANCER AND LEADING-EDGE TREATMENTS
To mark Pet Cancer Awareness Month in May, veterinarians at Colorado State University described early warning signs and cutting-edge treatments to help pet owners act quickly in thwarting the leading cause of death in dogs and cats.
April 16, 2013
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY FLINT ANIMAL CANCER CENTER RECEIVES NEARLY $2 MILLION TO EXPAND CLINICAL TRIALS PROGRAM
Colorado State University has raised nearly $2 million through the generosity of a significant multi-year gift from The Anschutz Foundation and several additional gifts from loyal supporters of the Flint Animal Cancer Center.
February 12, 2013
DOG CANCER STUDIES MAY LEAD TO BREAKTHROUGHS IN HUMAN HEALTH CARE
Our four-legged friends are good models for studying human disease because they share our environment, so they're exposed to the same factors that may lead us to develop cancer.
January 15, 2013
WORLD'S FIRST LONG-TERM STUDY OF GOLDEN RETRIEVERS LIKELY TO TELL SCIENTISTS MORE ABOUT CANCER AND HEALTH IN PEOPLE
Dr. Rodney Page, director of the Flint Animal Cancer Center, and a team at the Denver-based Morris Animal Foundation, the global leader in animal health science, are recruiting young, purebred golden retrievers for a groundbreaking effort to learn how to prevent cancer and other diseases in dogs.
January 14, 2013
COLORADO STATE'S ANIMAL CANCER CENTER 'THE MAYO CLINIC OF PET MEDICINE
Saving animals and, it is hoped, saving humans has been the mission of the Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center and the life's work of its founder, Dr. Stephen Withrow.
January 14, 2013
COLORADO SURGEON, STUDENTS DESIGN PERMANENT ARTIFICIAL LEG
Denver area surgeon works with students on permanently artificial legs in humans. Original work was done at the CSU Flint Animal Cancer Center!
January 14, 2013
SPREADING "HAPPY HOWLIDAY" CHEER
This year the Flint Animal Cancer Team had the opportunity to spread some "Happy Howliday" cheer in the form of plush dogs and $50 Amazon gift certificates to children in hospitals in northern Colorado and Denver over the holidays.
January 14, 2013
VETDC, AN ACC PARTNER, IS WORKING TO OFFER NEW TREATMENTS FOR DOGS WITH CANCER.
An anti-cancer lymphoma drug originally developed for use in people is in the hands of a veterinary pharmaceutical startup that aims to make it available for dogs within two years.
January 2, 2013
THE CSU FLINT ANIMAL CANCER CENTER (FACC) REMEMBERS GENERAL NORMAN SCHWARTZKOPF AS AN ADVOCATE FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND A CHAMPION FOR FREEDOM.
A cancer survivor himself he recognized the value of translational research that benefits pets and people and supported the work done at the FACC.
December 13, 2012
LONGTIME FRIENDS, PHILANTHROPISTS, SUPPORTERS OF ANIMAL CANCER CENTER TO RECEIVE HONORARY DOCTORATES FROM CSU
They became longtime friends in school. They've dedicated their lives to animal welfare. And both have lost golden retrievers to cancer. Sophie Craighead and Nan Stuart will share another milestone as recipients of an Honorary Degree from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
December 11, 2012
COMPARATIVE ONCOLOGY: MAN'S BEST FRIEND IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE
It was nearly Christmas when Prince, an amiable, 9-year-old Labrador retriever was diagnosed with oral malignant melanoma. His owners, Frances and Peter Way, wanted the best treatment for their companion, so when veterinarians at Colorado State University's (CSU) Animal Cancer Center suggested a clinical trial, the Ways readily agreed.
December 06, 2012
DR. ELIZABETH RYAN'S LAB IS BASED AT THE ANIMAL CANCER CENTER. CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS FANTASTIC PROJECT GRANT!
Rice bran researcher receives $1 million Gates Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations funding.
November 29, 2012
AS A FOLLOW-UP TO OUR EARLIER POST ABOUT VETDC… HERE IS GREAT NEWS FOR PROGRESS AGAINST CANINE LYMPHOMA!
VetDC, Inc., announced today the completion of a $1.5 million private financing. The funds will be used to advance VDC-1101 towards veterinary approval in canine lymphoma.
November 23, 2012
VETDC, AN ACC PARTNER, IS WORKING TO OFFER NEW TREATMENTS FOR DOGS WITH CANCER
CSU spinoff uses human drug research to bolster canine cancer-fighting market, closing the gap between human technology and reliable veterinary medicine, dubbed as "reverse engineering".
November 19, 2012
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SURGEONS HONORS CSU'S DR. STEPHEN WITHROW WITH CAREER AWARD
Dr. Stephen J. Withrow, one of the world's leading veterinary surgical oncologists, has been honored by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons with the Founders' Award for Career Achievement.
October 19, 2012
CSU RESEARCHERS DEVELOPING NEW COATING TO HELP BONE IMPLANTS LAST LONGER
Two Colorado State University professors have developed a nanostructured surface coating for bone that is expected to help improve the lifetime of bone implants. The research, if proven, could someday help someone replace injured or diseased bone segments without losing the affected limb.
September 25, 2012
PETS SHARE OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR DISEASES; DOCTORS AND VETS INVESTIGATING RISKS
Pet owners share their homes, their exercise habits and sometimes even their food with their four-legged companions. And increasingly, they are sharing the same diseases: Dogs and cats suffer from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, thyroid disorders and asthma, just like humans.
September 21, 2012
COMBATING THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES
The Animal Cancer Center has become a pioneering institution for new treatments and technologies – many of which are later translated to human medicine.
September 19, 2012
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR DEVELOPS NEW COATING TO HELP BONE IMPLANTS LAST
Dr. Ehrhart is a professor in Surgical Oncology and a specialist in cancer surgery at Colorado State's Animal Cancer Center. She developed a method to perform limb salvage surgeries in small animals using bone allografts and is working with Kipper to test the healing of coated bones versus noncoated bones.
September 10, 2012
CRU VIN BLENDS GRAPES WITH PASSION FOR ART (AND DOGS) IN SUPPORT OF THE CSU ANIMAL CANCER CENTER
When Mary and Jay Snellgrove sat down with their business partner Bill Foss, the vision they had for their company was one that incorporated friendship, wine, art and dogs. Cru Vin Dogs Wine Group is the result of that collaboration – a wine label that not only celebrates fine art and special dogs, but also pours great wine with a purpose.
August 31, 2012
IN CELEBRATION OF A REMARKABLE LIFE: K-9 SAGE
In November of 2009 we learned we were being trusted with the care of a military veteran, service member, celebrity and beloved family member all wrapped up as a beautiful Border Collie named Sage. Of course through her care we also became friends with the people who loved her most – Diane and Kathy.
June 12, 2012
COLLEAGUES RECALL WITHROW'S PIONEERING ONCOLOGY STUDIES, DEVELOPMENT OF CSU ANIMAL CANCER CENTER
He's joined by a handful of other "fathers of surgical oncology in animals," Page said, whose work dates back to the 1950s and 1960s. But it was Withrow and Dr. Ed Gillette, a radiation biologist and veterinarian, (and a couple more) who started the Cancer Center back in the late 1970s and early '80s.
May 26, 2012
DR. STEPHEN WITHROW, COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY'S LEGENDARY VETERINARY ONCOLOGIST, RETIRES
Dr. Withrow, former director of the Animal Cancer Center at CSU, retires on May 26 after countless accomplishments. He's built the world's largest animal cancer center; created cancer treatments for animals and humans, particularly children with cancer; volunteered at a summer camp for children with cancer; and created the field of surgical oncology, an entire subspecialty of veterinary medicine.
May 9, 2012
TWO CSU POST-DVM RESIDENTS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS RESEARCH AWARDS
Dr. Jenna Burton, a former resident in medical oncology at Colorado State University, and Dr. Craig Miller, a resident in anatomic pathology, have been named this year's recipients of the National Phi Zeta Research Award.
April 14, 2012
'ONE CURE' INAUGURAL DINNER RAISES SUPPORT FOR CURING CANCER IN ALL SPECIES THROUGH TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
More than $120,000 was raised in support of translational cancer research during the inaugural dinner to launch One Cure, a new initiative within Colorado State University's Animal Cancer Center.
April 12, 2012
VETERINARY SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY TO HOLD INAUGURAL MEETING
Under the banner of "One Cancer," the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology will hold its first meeting May 24-25 in Fort Collins.
April 12, 2012
CSU, POUDRE VALLEY HOSPITAL EMBARK ON CANCER CLINICAL TRIAL
Colorado State University cancer researchers and Poudre Valley Cancer Network's doctors are teaming up on a clinical trial investigating if eating beans or rice bran helps to control or prevent colorectal cancer. The program is enrolling colon cancer survivors to take part in the dietary study.
April 6, 2012
FAST AND THE FURRIEST 5K RUN/WALK
Join us on April 28! The Ninth Annual Fast and the Furriest 5k run/walk benefits animals in need of emergency or life-saving treatments. The event is organized by students in the program of Professional Veterinary Medicine (PVM) in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Most proceeds from the run/walk will go to the Companion Care Fund. The Companion Care Fund helps community members with financial need pay for procedures performed at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. A portion of the proceeds also go to the PVM Classes of 2013 and 2015 scholarship funds.
March 29, 2012
CSU, PVH EMBARK ON CANCER CLINICAL TRIAL
CSU cancer researchers and Poudre Valley Cancer Network's doctors are teaming up on a clinical trial investigating if eating beans or rice bran helps to control or prevent colorectal cancer.
February 14, 2012
JESSY'S LEASH OF LOVE OFFERS HOPE TO ANIMALS SUFFERING FROM CANCER
To honor Jessy, and those at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital who have been instrumental to her treatment, Allison has created a pending endowment fund to help other cancer patients whose owners may not be able to afford the type of care that Jessy has received.
January 31, 2012
1st VETERINARY SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY SCIENTIFIC MEETING
On behalf of the Veterinary Surgical Oncology Society (VSSO), we are delighted to announce that the 1st VSSO Scientific Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 24, 2012 through Friday May 25, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel in Fort Collins, CO. Each session will have a keynote speaker that has made a significant contribution to the field. State of the art lectures and shorter podium abstract presentations will also be presented for each session theme.
January 22, 2012
CSU ANIMAL CANCER CENTER WANTS OVERWEIGHT DOGS FOR DIET STUDY
Many people opt to lose weight for their New Year's resolution, but what about dogs? An animal research center in Fort Collins wants to put overweight pups on a diet.
December 2, 2011
DOGS WITH CANCER HELPING TO FIND A CURE
Dogs receiving various treatments are helping medicine find new therapies for people, too. When her black Lab, Emmy, started limping in 2008, Kathi Streeter suspected the normal aches and pains of aging. Then came the devastating diagnosis: osteosarcoma, a deadly bone tumor. Osteosarcoma affects humans, too—mostly children, whose long-term survival rate, if the cancer spreads, is under 40 percent. Though Emmy died in May at the ripe old age of 13, she gained nearly three years of healthy living, and one day her treatment may help those kids.
November 28, 2011
NOVEL CANCER TREATMENT REDUCES SIDE EFFECTS AND COST
Dr. Barb Biller completes a study for a new treatment that show promise for some soft tissue sarcomas called metronomic chemotherapy.
November 09, 2011
SAGE HONORED AS A HERO DOG BY THE AMERICAN HUMANE SOCIETY
Sage, a search and rescue dog and cancer survivor who was treated at the ACC, was just honored as a Hero Dog by the American Humane Society.
November 04, 2011
NEWLY CREATED POSITION OF ONCOLOGY CLINICAL COORDINATOR
The Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University has created a new staff position, an oncology clinical coordinator, to serve as a liaison between ACC clients, clinicians and the many hospital departments and services involved in managing an oncology case.
October 31, 2011
CSU'S ANIMAL CANCER CENTER FOUNDER, FORMER DIRECTOR WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Dr. Steve Withrow, founder and former director of Colorado State University's Animal Cancer Center, was recently recognized by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association at its annual awards celebration. The organization's awards are highly regarded in global companion animal care and recognize ground-breaking research and achievement companion animal clinical care. The awards were presented at the WSAVA's World Congress in Jeju, Korea, on Friday Oct. 14.
October 5, 2011
COLORADO ANIMAL HEROES AWARDS CEREMONY 2011
Colorado’s Animal Heroes is an annual awards program of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation (CVMF) that celebrates the human-animal bond by recognizing animal heroes as well as individuals who have profoundly helped make Colorado a better place for animals and people.
August 10, 2011
DR. DOUG THAMM NAMED NEW BARBARA COX ANTHONY UNIVERSITY CHAIR IN ONCOLOGY
Dr. Douglas Thamm, an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, has been named the Barbara Cox Anthony University Chair in Oncology effective July 1. The endowed chair is one of two University chairs established in 2001 with generous gifts from Barbara Cox Anthony and from the James M. Cox, Jr. Foundation in Atlanta, Ga.
February 25, 2011
The photos tell the story of a dog named Jake and the lessons about life he taught people. Like a lot of pets, Jake filled a very important place in the life of his owner, Mike Blake. That is why it was so difficult when Jake was diagnosed with cancer in the spring of 2009. Veterinarians initially didn't Jake much of a chance. "I think it was two to four months was really what we were told," says Blake.
February 7, 2011
DR. STEPHEN WITHROW HONORED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Dr. Withrow, professor of surgical oncology and founder and associate director of the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University, recently was honored with the Theilen Tribute Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 30th Annual Veterinary Cancer Society conference.
February 7, 2011
CANCER SUPERCLUSTER 2011 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
NeoTREX releases 2011 CSU Cancer Supercluster request for proposals documents.
January 24, 2011
SURVIVORS: CANCER STORIES FROM THE DOG'S POINT OF VIEW
New book aims to spread the word about work being done at CSU's Animal Cancer Center.
November 4, 2010
EMILY'S HOPE: A TEAM WORKING TO FIND ANSWERS
It is a moment no parent could ever forget. It is also a moment every parent fears the most. Their 11-year-old daughter, Emily, was undergoing treatment for an osteosarcoma, or bone cancer, located on her spine. A team of four surgeons and two physicians operated on her for 17 hours in an attempt to remove as much of the tumor as possible. She was then given radiation and chemotherapy treatments in hopes of treating the cancer that remained.
November 2, 2010
CONNECTION BETWEEN CANCER IN PEOPLE AND CANCER IN PETS IS A CRITICAL TOOL IN CANCER CONTROL FOR ALL SPECIES
In 2007, Colorado's Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University entered into a National Institutes of Health-sanctioned consortium agreement. They've been working together without the agreement for more than 20 years. These formal linkages between the institutions are unmatched in the world of comparative cancer research and care.
October 26, 2010
CSU ANIMAL CANCER CENTER RECEIVES $3 MILLION FROM SHIPLEY FOUNDATION FOR ONCOLOGY UNIVERSITY CHAIR
The Shipley Foundation has had a long relationship with the Animal Cancer Center, dating back at least 10 years when the family became interested in the center’s educational efforts to raise awareness that dogs and cats get cancer, too, and what human medicine can learn from comparing cancer behavior and research across species.
September 16, 2010
RESEARCH ADVANCEMENT WITH APPLICATION TO CANCER FROM A CSU SPIN-OFF COMPANY. KROMATID ANNOUNCES FIRST CHROMATID PAINT THAT SHOWS CHROMOSOME DAMAGE OR ABNORMALITIES.
Colorado State University's spin-off company, KromaTiD, has developed the the first fluorescent paint designed to color chromatids. The so-called paint, a mixture of fluorescent DNA molecules tailored to a particular chromosome, is the first specifically designed for chromatids.
September 14, 2010
FACULTY POSITION THERAPEUTIC MEDICAL PHYSICS COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of Therapeutic Medical Physics.
September 12, 2010
K-9's AGAINST CANCER 5k/1k
Team members from the CSU Animal Cancer Center participated in the K-9's Against Cancer 5K/1K at Stapleton Central Park in Denver. Proceeds from the race benefited the CSU Animal Cancer Center (ACC), Bow Wow Buddies Foundation and the Foothills Animal Shelter.
August 25, 2010
ONCOLOGY NURSES PUT THE 'CARE' IN PATIENT HEALTH CARE
If you have been a client of the Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center, it is likely that you have met one or more of our highly efficient oncology nurses. Like their counterparts in the human health care field, veterinary oncology nurses are vital members of the health care team. Without their skilled assistance, it would be impossible to provide the high level of medical care that is the signature of the Animal Cancer Center.
August 12, 2010
SURVIVORS - YOUR BEST FRIENDS JOURNEY WITH CANCER
Meet Lilly, a beautiful Great Pyrenees, the cover dog for the book, Survivors - Your Best Friends Journey with Cancer which is due to be released in September.
August 11, 2010
CARBON ION THERAPY MAY OFFER HOPE FOR CANCER PATIENTS
In an unprecedented partnership with Japan, Colorado State University will begin research into a new and promising treatment for cancer – carbon ion therapy – which is currently not available in the United States.
July 13, 2010
VACATION HOME AUCTION TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR ANIMAL CANCER CENTER
If you are looking to support a good cause, but want to do a little something to spoil yourself (and adult family members or friends), the Animal Cancer Center is offering you the opportunity to do both at the same time. In August, bidding will begin for a week at a luxury home in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
June 29, 2010
CANCER RESEARCHER LOOKS AT DISEASE PREVENTION PROPERTIES OF RICE BRAN
Colorado State University was recently awarded $147,000 from the National Institutes of Health and $100,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to find out how varieties of rice bran differ in their interaction with probiotics and how rice bran in the diet may reduce growth of intestinal cancers and protect against infectious diseases.
June 25, 2010
CSU'S SECOND CANCER BIOLOGY PROGRAM GRADUATE
The Animal Cancer Center is proud to announce that Dr. Luke Wittenburg successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on Friday, June 25, 2010. Luke is the second student to graduate from the Cancer Biology Ph.D. Program at the Animal Cancer Center.
May 25, 2010
THE GOOD FIGHT
Who could imagine that a self-proclaimed dog doctor would help diagnose your lymphoma – while you’re sitting around a campfire in the Rockies? That’s just one reason why Joe Sottnik is alive and well. Sottnik, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Clinical Sciences, is pretty happy doing research at the Animal Cancer Center, but he’s had a long, tough fight to get where he is.
May 25, 2010
HOOKED ON BEATING CANCER
Dr. Sue Lana likes only one aspect of cancer - beating it. Lana, chief of Clinical Oncology Service at Colorado State's Veterinary Teaching Hospital, is interested in how cancer develops, is intrigued by its many forms, and would love to find a way to prevent it. Above all, she takes pride in helping animal patients beat cancer.
May 24, 2010
OUR GREAT BRIDGE: UNDERSTANDING TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN CANCER
Sandra Larson interviews members of ACC leadership team on the importance of translational research and how understanding how cancer happens in the real world helps pets and humans with cancer.
May 20, 2010
NATION'S TOP DISASTER SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG AT VTH
One of the top disaster response and search and rescue dogs in the nation was at Colorado State University's Animal Cancer Center this week for a check-up following treatment for cancer last fall.
April 29, 2010
SCULPTURE HONORS MEMORY OF ANIMAL CANCER CENTER BENEFACTOR
The emotion of that impact was seen on April 29 when faculty and staff members, family and friends, and two of his beloved golden retrievers gathered together to dedicate the sculpture “Forever Play” at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The sculpture, located at the entrance to the tribute garden, was placed in memory of E. Hadley Stuart, Jr.
April 26, 2010
INNOVATIVE CANCER TREATMENT SAVES CAT - AND ITS LEGS
After some research, Lerner stumbled upon the Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center. There, the doctors took on the task to save Cyrano, affectionately known as "Ratty," through tereotactic radiosurgery, a revolutionary radiation treatment done by machine believed to have only been used on dogs.
April 26, 2010
CAT'S TREATMENT INSPIRES OWNER TO HELP THE CSU ANIMAL CANCER CENTER
Mr. Cyrano L. Cat II is the elder statesman on Sandy Lerner's southern estate; a 28-pound long-hair orange tabby making medical history in Northern Colorado. The 10-year-old Cyrano, whom Lerner calls Ratty, is recovering from stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, a highly specialized treatment for osteosarcoma performed only at CSU's Animal Cancer Center in Fort Collins.
April 23, 2010
VETERINARY MEDICINE PROFESSOR RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
Dr. Stephen Withrow was named a 'Hero in Medicine' by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and he was honored with one of the most prestigious awards made by Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the John E. McCoy Award. Additionally, he received the Bourgelat Award from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association.
April 22, 2010
CAT UNDERGOES RARE LIMB-SPARING TREATMENT AT CSU ANIMAL CANCER CENTER
Cyrano, a 10-year-old long haired orange tabby cat, is recovering at home in Virginia after receiving treatment for bone cancer in his left rear leg at Colorado State University's Animal Cancer Center. Cyrano is believed to be one of the first cats in the nation to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment for osteosarcoma.
April 9, 2010
SECOND ANNUAL PROJECT RUFF WAY BENEFIT
The second Annual Project Ruff Way benefit brought adoptable pooches and pet-lovers together for music, food and runway-strutting fun, also celebrating canine cancer survivors.
April 8, 2010
COLORADO MAMMOTH HOST ANIMAL LOVERS' NIGHT AND SUPPORT CSU'S ANIMAL CANCER CENTER
On Friday, April 16, it's going to be a zoo inside the Colorado Mammoth game as the Pepsi Center in Denver transforms into an animal house with pets available for adoption, fly dogs, and "The Mammoth of All Pets" contest finals at halftime. To make the evening even more special for animal lovers, a portion of the ticket price will benefit Colorado State University's Animal Cancer Center.
Monday, March 1, 2010
DEADLY ORAL CARCINOMA TARGET OF NEW RESEARCH PROJECT
Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of oral cancer diagnosed in cats. It also is one of most devastating diagnoses a cat's owner can hear. The most owners can hope for right now are treatments that enhance the quality of life for the remainder of the cat's life, which is a median of six months with oral squamous cell carcinoma. But a groundbreaking research project at Colorado State University may give new hope to veterinarians and cat owners.
Monday, February 15, 2010
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP OF THE ANIMAL CANCER CENTER
Colorado State University will welcome alumnus Dr. Rodney Page as the newly named director of the university’s Animal Cancer Center. Dr. Page will take the helm of the center on July 1 from Dr. Steve Withrow, the current director and founder of the center, who will work with Dr. Page to transition leadership over the next three years until Withrow retires.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
CSU FACULTY MEMBER INVENTS NEW TREATMENT FOR CANCER TO BENEFIT ANIMALS AND HUMANS, JOVESIS HAS LICENSED THIS TECHNOLOGY
Colorado State University Research Foundation and NeoTREX have entered into an exclusive option agreement with Jovesis Inc. of Napa, Calif., to develop and use liposome-targeting technology for cancer therapeutics.
Tuesay, February 2, 2010
PARTNERSHIP WITH JAPAN TO RESEARCH PROMISING NEW CANCER TREATMENT
Colorado State University has entered into an unprecedented partnership with Japan that will allow the university to research a new, promising treatment for cancer - carbon ion therapy - which is currently not available in the United States.
Friday, January 22, 2010
MAN'S BEST FRIEND AIDS CANCER RESEARCHERS IN DESIGNING NEW TREATMENTS
The Animal Cancer Center at CSU was one of the first centers selected to join the National Cancer Institute's Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium, a first-of-its-kind partnership that allows veterinary oncologists to work collaboratively on novel cancer therapeutics and techniques.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
CSU ANIMAL CANCER CENTER INSTALLS NEW PET-CT
Colorado State University's Animal Cancer Center has installed the nation’s first PET-CT on site within a veterinary teaching hospital and animal cancer center. It’s a GEMINI TF Big Bore PET/CT scanner from Philips Healthcare - the first commercial installation in North America.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY'S FIRST CANCER BIOLOGY PROGRAM GRADUATE
The Animal Cancer Center is proud to announce that Dr. Joe Sottnik successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Joe is the first student to graduate from the Cancer Biology Ph.D. Program at the Animal Cancer Center.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY'S VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL UNVEILS BIG BORE PET/CT
Colorado State University this month unveils a PET/CT scanner that is the first of its kind in any hospital in the world and the only PET/CT scanner dedicated to serving the needs of veterinary patients. The scanner is specially tailored for veterinary medicine, allowing it to be used on small and large animals.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
K-9's AGAINST CANCER 5k/1k
Five members of the CSU Animal Cancer Center Team participated in the K-9's Against Cancer 5K/1K that took place at the Stapelton Central Park in Denver on Saturday October 10th.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY VETERINARY STAFF RECEIVE AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO VETERINARY MEDICINE IN COLORADO
The Colorado Veterinary Medical Association honored several members of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at its recent annual conference.
Thursday, October 2, 2009
JAKE'S AMAZING JOURNEY
Mike Blake will tell you that his 8-year-old yellow lab, Jake is more than just a dog. He is a loyal friend that is always there to greet Mike at the end of a long work day and when Jake's tail starts wagging, even a difficult day seems a little bit better.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
CSU TO HOST DRUG DISCOVERY, RESEARCH PROGRAM FUNDED BY $2.25 MILLION GRANT
Due to the need to treat ongoing diseases in humans and animals, CSU is planning to start a statewide initiative that will serve university researchers in the discovery of new medications.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
CVMBS THANKS DR. GEN KATO FOR GENEROUS GIFT TO ANIMAL CANCER CENTER
The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences thanks Dr. Gen Kato, Founder and President of the Japan Human Animal Bond Society, for his gift to the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University.
Thursday, September 19, 2009
BEST FRIENDS HELPING BEST FRIENDS BEAT CANCER
More than 200 walkers and their furry friends participated in the walk, as did more than 100 virtual walkers from around the United States.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
CENTER TO DRIVE NEW DRUGS FROM COLORADO UNIVERSITY RESEARCH DISCOVERIES
Colorado State University is launching a center that will aid university researchers across the state in their efforts to discover new medications to treat human and animal illnesses.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY VETERINARIAN RECEIVES LIFETIME RECOGNITION FOR RESEARCH
The American Veterinary Medical Association recently honored Colorado State University veterinarian Dr. Anthony Simon Turner with the Lifetime Excellence in Research Award. The award recognizes achievement in veterinary research.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
DISCOVERING NEW WAYS TO TREAT CANCER AND FELINE IBD
Research projects underway at Colorado State University are looking for cats and dogs to participate in important clinical studies. Dog are needed to participate in research to help find a new way to treat cancer in animals and people. Cats are sought to study the impact of probiotics on inflammatory bowel disease.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
CANCER CENTER LOOKS AT NEW WAY TO TREAT CANCER, ENROLLS PET DOGS IN CLINICAL STUDY
The study is investigating the impact of a drug on cells that suppress the immune system and allow cancer tumors to grow. Initial results in mice and dogs show that the drug can reverse suppression of the immune system and halt tumor growth in dogs and, in some cases, even shrink tumors.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY VETERINARIANS OFFER PET CARE TIPS DURING SUMMER MONTHS
The following information provides seasonal advice and information for pet owners.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
ANIMAL CANCER CENTER PARTICIPATES IN RELAY FOR LIFE
Faculty, staff and students from the CSU Animal Cancer Center (ACC) formed a team that participated in and raised money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life that took place at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colorado the weekend of June 13, 2009. During this 18 hour event at least one member of the team was on the track walking or running!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
ANIMAL CANCER CENTER ENHANCES ONLINE PRESENCE
Some of the new elements include feature stories about patients and faculty members, current information on cancer, treatment options, clinical trials, emotional support, educational programs and the ACC research program. Clients will now be able to get to know members of the ACC clinical team, obtain directions and find a place to stay in Fort Collins if traveling from out of town. The site also allows visitors to donate online and to sign up on an e-mail list to get updates on events, newsletters and news. Referring veterinarians have quick access to information about clinical trials and client handouts on various types of cancer.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
FREE COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY VETERINARY SEMINAR HELPS HORSE OWNERS THROUGH FOALING, CARING FOR FOALS
Colorado State University's internationally recognized Equine Reproduction Laboratory will offer expert information to horse owners during a free seminar from 7-9 p.m. on April 7. The seminar on "Saving Foals: A Horse Owner's Guide to Foaling and Foal Care," taught by Dr. Patrick McCue, director of the laboratory, is being offered in April because space is no longer available in a March session. The seminar will be held in Room 118/120 of the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 300 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins. Parking is free.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
DIRECTOR OF COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY ANIMAL CANCER CENTER TO SPEAK ABOUT STORIES, EXPERIENCES
Dr. Stephen Withrow, director of the internationally-recognized Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center, will share stories about his work and passion to translate groundbreaking animal cancer treatment into promising human therapies at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the university's Veterinary Teaching Hospital Room 120. The hospital is at 300 W. Drake Road.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL HOSTS 30TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
A chance for insight into the fast-paced, high-tech world of cutting-edge veterinary medicine is available at the Colorado State University's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital's annual Open House. The event will be from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 at the hospital at 300 West Drake Road.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY VETERINARIANS TO HOST FREE SEMINAR FOR HORSE OWNERS ON FOALING AND FOAL CARE
Dr. Patrick McCue, director of the Colorado State University Equine Reproduction Laboratory, will host "Saving Foals: A Horse Owner's Guide to Foaling and Foal Care" from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in Room 118/120 of the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital,300 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins. Parking is free.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY VIDEO THAT HIGHLIGHTS WORK OF VETERINARIANS AND PHYSICIANS ON CANCER WINS CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD
A video highlighting the partnership among Colorado State University and five institutions in the battle against cancer has won a prestigious CINE Golden Eagle award.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY VETERINARIANS HOST WORKSHOP ON CAUSES AND CONSERVATIVE TREATMENTS FOR BACK PAIN IN SMALL ANIMALS
Dr. Narda Robinson and Dr. Bonnie Wright from the Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine at Colorado State University will host "Ow! My Aching Back! Causes and Conservative Treatments for Back Pain in Small Animals." The event will run from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Room 118-120, in the Animal Cancer Center.
Friday, December 19, 2008
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY AND NEOTREX ENTER INTO AGREEMENT WITH VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC INSTITUTE TO DEVELOP TEST TO DETECT CANINE HEMANGIOSARCOMA
Colorado State University Research Foundation and NeoTREX entered into an exclusive license agreement this week with Veterinary Diagnostics Institute of Irvine, CA for development of a biomarker assay which detects canine hemangiosarcoma.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
FREE SEMINAR FOR KEEPING KITTY COMFY AND SAFE WITH INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE AND PAIN PREVENTION OFFERED BY COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY VETERINARIANS
Dr. Narda Robinson and Dr. Bonnie Wright from the Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine at Colorado State University's College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences will host "Focus on the Feline: Keeping Kitty Comfy and Safe with Integrative Medicine and Pain Prevention."
Thursday, October 16, 2008
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY BEGINS CANINE STUDY TO HELP SAVE LIMBS OF ANIMAL, HUMAN BONE CANCER PATIENTS
Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center researchers are embarking on a study that may save limbs of both human and animals with bone cancer that would otherwise be amputated. The study, which uses new state-of-the-art machinery at the university's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, is seeking dogs with osteosarcoma who may qualify for the study.
Monday, August 11, 2008
GRANTS FUND CSU TRAINING, EDUCATIONAL SPECIALTY TO EXPEDITE RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGHS TO MARKETPLACE AND CARE FOR ANIMALS
Colorado State University recently was awarded two grants from the Metro Denver Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development, or WIRED, Initiative. The grants will support training to move biomedical research into the marketplace and to care for animals involved in research.
Monday, July 14, 2008
FREE SEMINAR AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY FOR PET OWNERS ON DETECTING AND TREATING PETS IN PAIN
A free seminar to help pet owners determine if their animal is in pain will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Room 120 of the Animal Cancer Center.
Friday, July 11, 2008
MEDIA ADVISORY: COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY SUCCESSFULLY IMPLANTS PROSTHESIS IN SALLY, THE SALUKI FROM KUWAIT
WHAT: Sally, a previously severely injured dog from Kuwait who was adopted by a Colorado State University orthopedic veterinarian, will show off her new back leg. Sally has undergone a series of surgeries to be fitted with a titanium metal implant into her bone for attachment of an external artificial limb.
Monday, June 23, 2008
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS AS THE REGION’S CANCER RESEARCH POWERHOUSE
On Wednesday, leaders and researchers from two of the nation's top cancer research centers will celebrate more than 20 years of collaboration. For at least the past two decades, the researchers from the Colorado State University Cancer Supercluster and University of Colorado have partnered on research that has lead to breakthroughs in cancer treatment for humans and companion animals.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY UNVEILS RADIATION MACHINE, A FIRST-OF ITS-KIND IN VETERINARY AND ANIMAL CLINICS
Colorado State University today unveiled a cutting-edge instrument that delivers radiation to tumors in animals with unmatched precision. The machine, a Varian Trilogy Linear Accelerator, is the first of its kind in any animal clinic or veterinary teaching college in the world, and is only available for human treatment in a few limited locations in the United States.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
LONG-TIME SUPPORTER OF ANIMAL CANCER RESEARCH RECEIVES HONORARY DEGREE FROM COLORADO STATE
Colorado State University President Larry Edward Penley will present E. Hadley Stuart Jr. with an honorary degree on Dec. 14 at the university's graduate school commencement. Hadley will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
MORE THAN 1,400 STUDENTS RECEIVE DEGREES AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY FALL GRADUATION
Degrees will be conferred upon the fall 2007 graduates of Colorado State University during ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15. Diplomas will be awarded to 1,472 baccalaureate candidates, 252 master's degree candidates and 62 doctoral candidates.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
MEDIA ADVISORY: COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY BREAKS GROUND ON DIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE CENTER
WHAT: Colorado State University will break ground on a $42 million Diagnostic Medicine Center at the Veterinary Medical Center. The Diagnostic Medicine Center will house the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, the Clinical Pathology Laboratory, the Animal Population Health Institute and the university's Extension veterinarian.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
COLORADO STATE CANCER BIOLOGY STUDENT RECEIVES YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
Dr. Luke Wittenburg, a graduate student at Colorado State University in the cancer biology program, recently received the Veterinarians in Biomedical Research: Building National Capacity 2007 Young Investigator Award, conferred in Bethesda, MD.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES CANCER SUPERCLUSTER, CREATES NEOTREX, APPOINTS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Building on more than 35 years of excellence in cancer research and biomedicine, Colorado State University today named its second Supercluster, Cancer Research and Treatment, along with NeoTREX, an embedded business enterprise dedicated to speeding the transition of life-saving cancer research from the academic world to the global marketplace.
Friday, March 30, 2007
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY’S VETERINARY MEDICINE PROGRAM HOLDS TOP POSITION IN COVETED RANKING OF PROGRAMS OF ITS KIND
The veterinary medicine program at Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences was ranked second in the nation today in the coveted U.S. News and World Report annual rankings of America's best university graduate schools.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
COLORADO STATE’S ANIMAL CANCER CENTER INVESTIGATES PROMISING DRUG COMBINATION TO TREAT BONE CANCER
The Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center is studying a promising combination of a new and an old cancer drug that may increase chemotherapy effectiveness without increasing unwanted side effects. The study may eventually be useful for the treatment of both human and animal cancer.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
CAT CARE 101: COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL EXPERTS OFFER BASIC INFORMATION ON PET CARE FOR FELINES
Colorado State University's student chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners is sponsoring an educational conference for cat owners wanting to learn more about feline health issues.
Monday, February 19, 2007
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY’S INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES CELEBRATES 100 YEARS
Colorado State University's prestigious College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences celebrates its 100 year anniversary in 2007. In recognition of the anniversary, the college will celebrate with a number of events throughout the year and has established an Imagine the Possibilities 100 Year Anniversary scholarship to support students in the college and will highlight changes and accomplishments at various events throughout the year.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY VETERINARIAN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. announced Saturday, Jan. 13, that Dr. Stephen J. Withrow, DVM, DACVS, DACVIM, received the prestigious 2007 Mark L. Morris, Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award.
Friday, January 12, 2007
STATE AWARDS BIOSCIENCE DISCOVERY GRANTS FOR FIVE COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
The Governor's Office of Economic Development and International Trade has awarded grants totaling $441,000 to five Colorado State University projects to further research in the biosciences.
Monday, November 27, 2006
MAYO CLINIC SIGNS MULTI-YEAR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AGREEMENT WITH COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
Mayo Clinic has signed a multi-year biomedically focused research agreement with Colorado State University to collaborate on the development of oncology and infectious disease therapeutics. Colorado State's world-leading expertise in biomedical research and Mayo's unparalleled reputation for integrating groundbreaking research and patient care provide the foundation for this innovative partnership.
Monday, October 23, 2006
FIGHTING CANCER FOUR LEGS AT A TIME
Bailey, a 10-year-old Airedale terrier, used to be a rescue dog, trained to help save lives. After being diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma, a cancer of the blood vessels, she will have to rely on CSU's Animal Cancer Center to save her.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
PET OWNERS LIKELY TO USE ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE ON THEIR PETS, ACCORDING TO COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
More than half of pet owners surveyed by Colorado State University veterinarians use complementary and alternative medical approaches to help their cats and dogs.
Monday, September 18, 2006
FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND POSITION IN NATION ENDOWED AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Dr. Narda Robinson, a recognized expert in scientific and evidence-based alternative medicine, has been named to a position that is the first of its kind to be endowed in the nation in veterinary medicine.
Monday, July 24, 2006
MEDIA ADVISORY:INTERAGENCY TEAM TO UNVEIL RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TEST
What: Colorado State University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will demonstrate a rapid diagnostic tool initially developed by LLNL and UC-Davis researchers to simultaneously detect foot-and-mouth disease and six other important livestock diseases. The demonstration, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will show the tool's capacity to run up to 1,000 samples processed within 10 hours. The event will include taking a sample from a live cow and a tour of the diagnostic laboratory for media.
Monday, July 10, 2006
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY’S ANIMAL CANCER CENTER DISCOVERS RADIATION DRUG TECHNIQUE WITHOUT TOXIC SIDE EFFECTS FOR CANCER PATIENTS
Colorado State University researchers have developed a way to deliver intravenous radiation drugs to bone cancer patients without causing damage to other healthy cells and vital organs, drastically reducing illness and other common side effects of toxic radiation treatments. The technique also allows doctors to deliver radiation in only one dose - as opposed to the standard of three to six - and in a higher, more effective concentration.
Monday, February 06, 2006
FELINE LOVERS: LEARN ABOUT PETS FROM COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL EXPERTS DURING CAT CARE CONFERENCE
Colorado State University's student chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners is sponsoring an educational conference for cat owners wanting to learn more about feline health issues at its annual Cat Care Conference. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in Room 118 Argus Animal Cancer Center at the Colorado State University Veterinary Medical Center, 300 W. Drake Road.
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES $1 MILLION TO START FIRST PROGRAM OF ITS KIND IN CANCER BIOLOGY
Colorado State University today announced a $1 million gift allocated to start a cancer biology program of study within the university's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The graduate program will become the first program of its kind in the country.
Monday, April 25, 2005
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY’S ALUMNI ASSOCIATION HONORS OUTSTANDING GRADUATES AND FRIENDS AT ANNUAL DINNER APRIL 29
Outstanding Colorado State University graduates and friends will be honored at the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on April 29.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
ACCLAIMED VETERINARIAN, TELEVISION PERSONALITY RECEIVES COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY'S HONOR ALUMNUS AWARD FROM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
One of television's most popular veterinarians will be honored as the 2005 Honor Alumnus for Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on April 29.
Thursday, September 30, 2004
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE DIRECTOR TALKS AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach, the recently named director of the National Cancer Institute, will hold a special seminar at 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center, Room 120.
Friday, August 20, 2004
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY RANKS IN THE TOP TIER OF U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT’S 2005 “AMERICA’S BEST COLLEGES”
Colorado State University ranked among the best colleges in the nation today by the U.S. News and World Report 2005 "America's Best Colleges" edition.
Thursday, May 06, 2004
BONFILS-STANTON FOUNDATION AWARDS COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY CANCER EXPERT ONE OF THREE “COLORADO NOBELS”
Dr. Stephen Withrow, director of the Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center and the Stuart Endowed Chair for Oncology, was today presented one of three prestigious Bonfils-Stanton Foundation award. The $25,000 award was one of three given to Colorado citizens for lifetime achievements in the arts and humanities, community service, and science and medicine.
Thursday, April 29, 2004
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY NAMES TWO UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS, HIGHEST TRIBUTE BESTOWED BY THE UNIVERSITY
Colorado State University named two faculty as University Distinguished Professors, one of the highest academic recognitions awarded by the university. President Larry Penley today announced the recipients in a special ceremony at the annual Celebrate Colorado State awards luncheon.
Monday, February 23, 2004
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY VETERINARY PROGRAM REDUCTIONS WILL NOT IMPACT ANIMAL CARE AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
Colorado State University announced today that the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital - due to a revenue shortfall brought on by the weakened economy - will eliminate eight positions.
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
COLORADO STATE RANKED 27TH IN THE NATION FOR QUALITY EDUCATION AND AFFORDABILITY BY KIPLINGER’S MAGAZINE
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine has ranked Colorado State University 27th in the nation for quality education and affordability in their annual 100 Best Values in Public Colleges rankings.
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
COLORADO STATE AWARDED $10 MILLION NASA RESEARCH CENTER TO STUDY RISKS OF CANCER IN ASTRONAUTS
Colorado State University was awarded a $9.7 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to establish a NASA Specialized Center of Research to investigate radiation risks that lead to cancer in astronauts. The center's research has the potential of significantly advancing cancer research and treatment for pets and people.
Friday, August 22, 2003
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY IN THE TOP TIER OF AMERICA’S BEST COLLEGES FOR 2004
U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges" edition today ranked Colorado State University in the top tier of the best colleges in the nation.
Friday, August 01, 2003
LARRY PENLEY’S FIRST DAY AS COLORADO STATE’S LEADER
Larry Penley's first day as Colorado State University's leader will be a busy one.
Monday, January 13, 2003
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY AWARDS PRESTIGIOUS VETERINARY ONCOLOGY CHAIR TO EXPERT ON CANCER BIOLOGY
The director of research for the Animal Cancer Center, and an expert in the area of cancer biology, was awarded the Barbara Cox Anthony Chair in Oncology. The award to Dr. Robert Ullrich was recently announced by Dr. Stephen Withrow, director of the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Monday, January 13, 2003
NEW $2 MIL IMAGING SUITE AT COLORADO STATE’S VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL EMBODIES LEADING-EDGE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
A new $2 million magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy suite acquired by Colorado State University's Animal Cancer Center completes one of the most comprehensive veterinary medical facilities in the United States.
Tuesday, December 17, 2002
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT MAY YIELD THE ANSWER TO EFFECTIVELY TREATING SERIOUS INFECTIONS IN MEDICAL PATIENTS
A collaborative research project conducted by a Colorado State University veterinarian and two Boulder scientists with Rose Biomedical may lead to new medical technology for reducing the number of serious infections suffered each year by millions of both animal and human patients.
Tuesday, October 29, 2002
OPEN HOUSE AND DEDICATION SET FOR NOV. 6 TO LAUNCH NEW WING OF JAMES L. VOSS VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL
The public is invited to help Colorado State University celebrate the opening of the new $10 million, 35,000 square foot wing of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital from 1-4 p.m. on Nov. 6. The event includes an open house from 1-3 p.m., with refreshments, and a dedication ceremony from 3:30-4 p.m.
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
GENERAL SCHWARZKOPF TO SPEAK AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY NOV. 6
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf will speak at Colorado State University at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in Moby Arena as part of Bridges to the Future.
Thursday, August 01, 2002
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY REPORTS $34 MILLION IN FUNDRAISING
Colorado State University announced today that it raised more than $34 million in total gifts and pledges for the 2001-2002 fiscal year- one of its highest totals ever despite the economic downturn following the events of Sept. 11.
Monday, June 10, 2002
$6 MILLION GIFT FUNDS RESEARCH CHAIRS AT COLORADO STATE’S COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Two gifts totaling $6 million will establish endowed chairs at two internationally recognized centers of medical research at Colorado State University.
Sunday, March 31, 2002
COLORADO STATE’S VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL FEATURED IN NEW ANIMAL PLANET PREMIERE SERIES EPISODE ON APRIL 2
Clients and medical staff of Colorado State's prestigious James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be the focus of the first episode of a new series, "Animal Operation," premiering on the Animal Planet Network on April 2.
Monday, March 25, 2002
‘ANIMALS HOLD THE WORLD TOGETHER’ THEME FOR 23RD ANNUAL VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL OPEN HOUSE APRIL 5-7
Animal care, behavior and medical treatment will be explored through tours, workshops and exhibits during the 23rd annual James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House in Fort Collins. Open House hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5 and 6, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 7.
Tuesday, December 04, 2001
PRESIDENT ALBERT YATES PRAISED FOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, LEADERSHIP OF COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
Colorado State University President Albert Yates today was given an "A" by the State Board of Agriculture for exemplary leadership.
Monday, October 01, 2001
GROUNDBREAKING ON LONG-AWAITED NEW WING FOR COLORADO STATE'S VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL SCHEDULED FOR OCT. 3
Animals and animal lovers will have reason to celebrate on Oct. 3 when Colorado State University breaks ground on the long-awaited new wing to the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at 300 W. Drake Road in Fort Collins.
Sunday, January 07, 2001
COLORADO STATE’S VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL AMONG THE FIRST TO OFFER EQUINE ACUPUNCTURE, CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES
The James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University is now among the first veterinary teaching hospitals in the country to offer acupuncture and chiropractic services to equine clients.
Wednesday, November 08, 2000
$3 MILLION GIFT TO COLORADO STATE'S COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE FOR STUDY AND APPLICATION OF NATURAL THERAPIES
In a first for Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, a major portion of a $3 million gift will be directed to the scientific study and application of natural treatments to improve the quality of life for animals suffering from a variety of diseases, including cancer.
Sunday, October 01, 2000
WORLD FAMOUS WEIMARANER FAY RAY BECOMES 'POSTER DOG' FOR COLORADO STATE'S ANIMAL CANCER CENTER CAMPAIGN
One of the world's most captivating canines has become the poster dog for Colorado State University's national "Paws for a Cause" campaign.
Wednesday, August 16, 2000
FLINT FOUNDATION GIVES $3 MILLION FOR ANIMAL CANCER CENTER; LARGEST CASH GIFT EVER TO COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Plans to build a much-needed new wing onto Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital have become a reality, thanks to a gift of $3 million from the Flint Foundation of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. The gift is the largest single cash donation made to the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Wednesday, May 24, 2000
FOR COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, EVERY DAY IS BIOTECHNOLOGY DAY
Gov. Bill Owen's proclamation of May 23 as Colorado Biotechnology Day means business as usual for Colorado State University researchers and students.
Tuesday, May 02, 2000
PETOPIA.COM FORMS EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ANIMAL CANCER CENTER AND THE ARGUS CENTER FOR HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND RESOURCES
May 2, 2000 - On the heels of its partnership with Veterinary Medicine Publishing/Thomson Healthcare, Petopia.com announced it has formed an exclusive, multi-year partnership with the Animal Cancer Center and the Argus Center for Human-Animal Bond Resources at Colorado State University. This partnership will provide visitors to Petopia.com with the latest information on treating animals with cancer and the issues of pet loss and bereavement. Both the Animal Cancer Center and the Argus Center for Human-Animal Bond Resources are part of Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the organizations are widely regarded as leaders in their respective fields.
Monday, May 01, 2000
HOLLYWOOD STAR 'BART THE BEAR' LAUNCHES NATIONAL 'PAWS FOR A CAUSE' CAMPAIGN FOR COLORADO STATE'S ANIMAL CANCER CENTER
Bart the Bear, star of films such as "The Edge" and "Legends of the Fall," has accepted another starring role. In conjunction with National Pet Week May 7-13, Bart takes the lead as spokesbear for "Paws for a Cause," a national campaign to help build public awareness of cancer in pets and the treatments available to help them.
Friday, March 31, 2000
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY VETERINARY MEDICINE PROGRAM RANKED SECOND IN THE NATION IN LATEST SURVEY BY U.S. NEWS GRADUATE GUIDE
Colorado State University's Veterinary Medicine program was ranked second in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual 2001 Graduate Guide.
Friday, March 31, 2000
'VETERINARY MEDICINE FOR THE MILLENNIUM' IS THEME FOR 21ST ANNUAL VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL OPEN HOUSE APRIL 7-9
If you've ever wondered what it must be like to be a doctor to stingrays, eels, otters, tigers and hedgehogs, then you won't want to miss Dr. Terry Campbell's lecture. Campbell, director of the Zoological Medicine Service at Colorado State's Veterinary Teaching Hospital and chief veterinarian at Denver's Ocean Journey, is just one of the presenters at the 21st Annual Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House running April 7-9.
Tuesday, December 28, 1999
ANIMAL CANCER CENTER AWARDED $1 MIL CONSTRUCTION GRANT FROM NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
The Animal Cancer Center at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is the recipient of a $1 million Research Facilities Construction Grant from the National Center for Research Resources, a division of the National Institutes of Health.
Monday, August 16, 1999
STORMIN' NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF HITS THE FRONT LINES IN SUPPORT OF COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY'S ANIMAL CANCER CENTER
Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf, continues to man the front lines in another war--the war against cancer.