THE ANSWER TO CANCER

THE ANSWER TO CANCER

Animals get cancer, owners want their animals cured and cared for. Why not extrapolate that to humans?

This simple, yet profound, statement by Dr. Stephen Withrow, veterinary oncologist, sets the tone for The Answer to Cancer May Be Walking Right Beside Us, a documentary produced by Colorado State University and Rocky Mountain PBS.

Withrow, founding director of CSU’s world-renowned Robert H. and Mary G. Flint Animal Cancer Center, joins medical and veterinary scientists from around the world to describe how they can work together to beat cancer.

For example, Withrow and Dr. Ross Wilkins, who treats human patients, pioneered a technique that allows people with bone cancer to avoid amputation. Comparative oncology is gaining attention as human patients, pet owners, and the medical community increasingly understand the similarities in cancer across species. Flint Animal Cancer Center has been a leading proponent of comparative oncology for three decades.

The documentary, spearheaded by CSU videographer Joe Vasos and Vice President for External Relations Tom Milligan, in collaboration with the Flint Animal Cancer Center, features researchers and clinicians from CSU, Duke University, American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Ohio State University, North Carolina State University, Purdue University, University of California Davis, Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Illinois, and University of Wisconsin.

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