BVSC+ Oncology
BVSC has a comprehensive trilogy of oncology services with surgical, medical and radiation oncology.
BVSC+ Oncology
At the forefront of oncology treatments and home of the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation
BVSC+ Radiation Oncology
BVSC has a comprehensive trilogy of oncology services with surgical, medical and radiation oncology
BVSC+ Oncology
BVSC has a comprehensive trilogy of oncology services with surgical, medical and radiation oncology

BVSCRodStrawDr Rod StrawVet Surgeon Logo Large
+ Small Animal Surgery (Oncology) Specialistvssologoweb

   - BVSc Dip ACVS M(A) ANZCVS ACVS Founding Fellow

Rod Straw is a registered surgical oncology specialist with the Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Board. He has been working in the area of veterinary oncology since 1986. He trained in the United States becoming the world’s first veterinary Fellow in Surgical Oncology. He was Associate Professor of Oncology at Colorado State University before returning to Australia where he has been treating referred small animal cancer patients since 1995. He has worked in the areas of surgical, medical and radiation oncology for many years.

In 1997, he started Animal Cancer Care and moved into Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre in 2004. He later founded the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation which is a not for profit research charity. The support from referring veterinarians and pet owners has been fantastic. By timely and well-prepared referrals, veterinarians in Australia have provided the BVSC team the opportunity to produce some wonderful outcomes for people and their pets. We see the best pet owners in the world and we know how important pets are to people.

"I say thank you for the trust and support. The facility at BVSC and the professional support from all at the Animal Hospital has allowed me to ensure animals get the very best care and maximize quality of life and survival possibilities.

The Animal Hospital’s superb facilities, the radiation therapy unit, the nurses, the specialists, residents, interns and critical care veterinarians, the receptionists, the hospital manager and administrative staff make Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre - the Animal Hospital the only place to refer cancer patients. We are the veterinary facility with the first high energy Linear Accelerator in the southern hemisphere dedicated to treating animals with cancer. Call us - we would love to help you. Cancer treatment is what we do." Rod Straw

Dr Rod Straw with Miki

 + Histiocytic Sarcoma

Boris The British Bulldog

 + Histiocytic Sarcoma

Read Boris' Story

 + Osteosarcoma (OSA)

Ace The Greyhound Cross

 + Osteosarcoma (OSA)

Read Ace's Story

+ Malignant Melanoma

Leopold The Schnauzer

+ Malignant Melanoma

Read Leopold's Story

 + Oral Tumour

Toby The Mini Foxie X

 + Oral Tumour

Read Toby's Story

Publications

87. HARD PALATE DEFECT REPAIR BY USING HAIRED ANGULARIS ORIS AXIAL PATTERN FLAPS IN DOGS

Nakahara N, Mitchell KE, Straw R, Kung M:
Veterinary Surgery 2020;49:1195-1202

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86. Total Prostatectomy as a Treatment for Prostatic Neoplasia in 25 Dogs.

T Bennett, B Matz, R Henderson, R Straw.
Vet Surg 2018 Apr;47(3):367-377

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85.Lateral caudal axial pattern flap in 13 dogs.

Montinaro V, Massari F, Vezzoni L, Liptak JM, Straw RC, Allen L, Cavanaugh RP, Berg J, Doyle RS, Buracco P, Romanelli G.
Vet Surg. 2015 Jul;44(5):642-7.

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84. Comparison of clinical and oncologic outcomes between two generations of metal endoprosthesis. A Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology retrospective study in 45 dogs.

Katherine E Mitchell, Marvin Kung, Sarah Dry, Sarah E Boston, Rod C Straw, Nicole P Ehrhart, Stewart D Ryan.
Veterinary Surgery 45 (2016) 36–43.

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83. Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for the treatment of Microscopic Canine Soft Tissue Sarcoma.

Marvin B.J. Kung, Valérie J. Poirier, Michelle M Dennis, David M. Vail and Rodney C. Straw.
Vet and Comp Oncol. 2014 Nov 13.

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82. Efficacy and toxicity of an accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy protocol in cats with oral squamous cell carcinoma.

Poirier VJ, Kaser-Hotz B, Vail DM, Straw RC.
Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2013 Jan-Feb;54(1):81-8

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81. Recommended guidelines for submission, timing, margin evaluation, and reporting of tumor biopsy specimens in veterinary surgical pathology.

Kamstock DA, Ehrhart EJ, Getzy DM, Bacon NJ, Rassnick KM, Moroff SD, Liu SM, Straw RC, McKnight CA, Amorim RL, Bienzle D, Cassali GD, Cullen JM, Dennis MM, Esplin DG, Foster RA, Goldschmidt MH, Gruber AD, Hellmén E, Howerth EW, Labelle P, Lenz SD, Lipscomb TP, Locke E, McGill LD, Miller MA, Mouser PJ, O'Toole D, Pool RR, Powers BE, Ramos-Vara JA, Roccabianca P, Ross AD, Sailasuta A, Sarli G, Scase TJ, Schulman FY, Shoieb AM, Singh K, Sledge D, Smedley RC, Smith KC, Spangler WL, Steficek B, Stromberg PC, Valli VE, Yager J, Kiupel M; American College of Veterinary Pathologists' Oncology Committee.
Vet Pathol. 2011 Jan;48(1):19-31. Epub 2010 Dec 1.

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80.Intra-operative cisplatin for the treatment of canine extremity soft tissue sarcomas.

Havlicek M, Straw RC, Langova V, Dernell WS.
Vet Comp Oncol 7:122-129, 2009.

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79. Use of single-agent carboplatin as adjuvant or neoadjuvant therapy in conjunction with amputation for appendicular osteosarcoma in dogs.

Phillips B, Powers BE, Dernell WS, Straw RC, Khanna C, Hogge GS, Vail DM.
J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 45:33-38, 2009.

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