New Hope For Dogs With Cancer
From developing immunotherapeutic treatments for canine osteosarcoma to anticancer drugs, researchers at veterinary colleges are taking innovative approaches to treating cancer in pets
Much ground is being covered in the way of oncology research in veterinary medicine, largely in immunotherapy. This article covers research being done by some of the top veterinary colleges in the country.
Dogs With Lung Cancer Might Benefit From Treatment With Human Breast Cancer Drug
Like many women who develop a particular type of breast cancer, the same gene — HER2 — also appears to be the cause of lung cancer in many dogs. Researchers found that neratinib — a drug that has successfully been used to battle human breast cancer — might also work for many of the nearly 40,000 dogs in the US that annually develop the most common type of canine lung cancer, known as CPAC.
New Procedure Fights Cancer in Dogs
Veterinary oncologists at the University of Missouri have developed a vaccine treatment for osteosarcoma — a common type of bone cancer in dogs — which allows oncologists to avoid chemotherapy.
Veterinary Oncology: What to Do With Lumps and Bumps on Dogs and Cats
See something? Do something. Follow these guidelines to proactively identify potentially cancerous tumors in dogs and cats.
Guidelines for veterinarians evaluating a dermal or subcutaneous mass, and how to proactively detect, identify, and treat tumors in dogs and cats.
Mammary Carcinoma: An Interview with Dr. Annette Smith
Mammary tumors are the most common tumor in intact female dogs, occurring in approximately 25% of this population, with the risk increasing with age. However, because of the incidence of early neutering in the United States, we see fewer cases in veterinary practice…
A Cancer Diagnosis Is Not a Death Sentence
With a low tail wag, Reese slowly walked across my examination room to greet me. I could tell his cancer was taking a toll. Prior to the consultation, I had reviewed his medical record, which told me my patient was a dog with advanced metastatic cancer.
Canine Insulinoma: Diagnosis, Treatment, & Staging
Aside from a histologic confirmation of insulinoma, no currently available diagnostic test provides a definitive diagnosis of insulinoma. Existing techniques may help increase suspicion for an insulin-secreting tumor but, with most diagnostic testing, it is imperative to interpret all results in the context of the coexisting clinical signs.
A Review of Feline Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Feline oral squamous cell carcinoma (FOSCC) is the most common oral tumor in cats, accounting for 70% to 80% of all oral tumors.
Lymphadenectomy: Overview of Surgical Anatomy & Removal of Peripheral Lymph Nodes
For a given oncologic disease, peripheral regional lymph nodes should be carefully palpated for enlargement, asymmetry, and degree of fixation. While identification of palpably enlarged lymph nodes is typically straightforward, identification and extirpation of peripheral lymph nodes when they are of normal size can be challenging.