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Oncology

Conventional Versus Stereotactic Radiotherapy

Stereotactic radiotherapy is a powerful cancer treatment technique, but care must be taken in patient selection, treatment planning, and radiation delivery to avoid late side effects.

This continuing education article describes how conventional and stereotactic radiotherapy are used for definitive or palliative treatment in veterinary oncology and the importance of patient selection for these treatment options.

Surgical Management of Canine Liver Masses

Surgical intervention is indicated as the treatment of choice for massive, solitary liver tumors in dogs.

The prognosis is good for dogs with massive hepatocellular carcinoma, especially given the liver has an enormous capacity for regeneration. Specific surgical approaches depend on multiple variables, including surgeon preference as well as tumor characteristics.

Supplements for Small Animal Cancer Patients

Discussing the complementary role of herbs and dietary supplements with clients provides an opportunity for the veterinarian to strengthen the veterinarian-client relationship.

Veterinarians face multiple questions and challenges from clients whose pets have cancer, and clients appreciate veterinary guidance and the logical integration of appropriate herbs and dietary supplements with conventional therapies.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine Oral Melanoma

In asymptomatic cases of OMM, an oral mass is often discovered by the owner or during a routine dental examination.

In asymptomatic cases of OMM, an oral mass is often discovered by the owner or during a routine dental examination.

Nutrition for Small Animal Cancer Patients

Clients will have questions about popular “cancer diets,” making it critical for practitioners to understand how they might affect a patient.

Clients may be confused by outside advice on the best diet for their pet with cancer. Look to the science to cut through the noise, and be sure to understand how cancer treatment could cause gaps in nutrition.

Targeted Therapy

Tigilanol tiglate could be the mast cell tumor treatment we've been waiting for.

Tigilanol tiglate—which is being marketed as Stelfonta—is derived from the fruit of the tropical blushwood tree, which is endemic to Australia.

veterinary oncology research

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.

canine lung cancer

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.

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