CSU Animal Cancer Center  
 
     
An Internationally important hub for service, education and research at the Colorado State University James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
     
Since the 1960s, Colorado State University's Animal Cancer Center researchers have conducted innovative cancer research and provided state-of-the-art treatment for companion animals. The program has evolved from research that identified the types of cancers affecting pets, to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in animals. Over the years, pioneering work done by the researchers and staff of the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University has led to  
advances in the treatment of human cancers and has positioned the center as a foremost cancer research facility for both animal and human cancer.
     
 
  The mission at the CSU Animal Cancer Center centers on patient care, research, teaching and consultation.  
     
  Patient Care:
A fully developed clinical oncology service that offers medical, surgical and radiation oncology is available for pets with cancer. The CSU Animal Cancer Center offers the same type of diagnostics, treatment and support people have come to expect from human cancer centers.
 
     
  Research:
To contribute to the body of knowledge about cancer the CSU Animal Cancer Center has a fully developed research program in which faculty, graduate students and post-doctorate students study pharmacology, cancer biology, tumor imaging, cancer immunology, experimental therapeutics, molecular genomics and musculoskeletal oncology to help develop the newest methods to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
 
     
  Teaching:
The CSU Animal Cancer Center is part of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University. Teaching future veterinarians and cancer researchers is a key part of the center’s mission. Students learn the basics of veterinary oncology and graduate veterinarians can get specialized clinical training through a; medical oncology residency or surgical oncology fellowship program or research training through the Cancer Biology PhD Program.
 
     
  Consultation:
The CSU Animal Cancer Center has a full-time consult coordinator and our medical and surgical oncology residents and faculty answer questions from owners and referring veterinarians from all over the US and other countries.
 
     
  For more information about the CSU Animal Cancer Center, contact Lynda Reed at (970)297-4175.  
 
     
Some key facts about the CSU Animal Cancer Center:
     
  • 34,700 square feet in two floors
     
  • 12 new, fully equipped exam rooms, with adjacent observation rooms for veterinary student
   training and teaching
     
  • New office and administrative space on the second floor
     
  • Ten new laboratories including:
    - Tissue archiving lab
    - Musculoskeletal oncology lab
    - Pharmacology lab
    - Immunology lab
    - Molecular Genomics lab
    - Experimental therapeutics (medical oncology) lab
     
  • Nuclear Medicine Suite
     
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) suite
     
  • GE Millenium VG SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) and
   PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
     
  • Special multipurpose classroom and training room equipped with video presentation capabilities
     
  • Dark room for image analysis
 
     
 
 
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