Oncology

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.

The Shine On Project at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is following over 200 healthy dogs at risk for developing hemangiosarcoma

Can We Find a Cure for Canine Hemangiosarcoma?

The results from a University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine research project and clinical trial not only benefits dogs with canine hemangiosarcoma, but may be applicable to humans too.

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Clinical Approaches to Common Ocular Tumors

In companion animals, intraocular tumors are relatively uncommon, but those that do occur can be primary, metastatic, or locally invasive. We review the types of intraocular neoplasia most frequently seen in our canine and feline patients.

New Study Shows Promise for Advancements in Canine Cancer Treatment

A new treatment spearheaded by the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) has yielded promising results.  It was announced that a first canine cancer patient is now cancer free after undergoing a new form of treatment. The research team, led by Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology Jeffrey Ruth, DVM, investigated focused ultrasound therapy techniques capable …

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Veterinary Oncology: What to Do With Lumps and Bumps

When a pet presents with a dermal or subcutaneous mass, the owner is often told, “Keep an eye on it.” But what does that mean? Keep an eye on it for how long? How much should a mass grow before it is investigated? As a cancer specialist, I hear all too often that a mass does not “look” or “feel” malignant.

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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…

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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.

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