New Therapies Here & On the Horizon|
It is an exciting time in the research world given so many
recent advances with the mapping of the genome, stem cell transplantation, and
Gene Therapy for Cancer — Gene therapy is the introduction of a gene into a
cell, in vivo, in order to address and lessen a disease process. Learn more
from Dr. D. J. Argyle, from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Cancer Vaccines — Learn about the University of Wisconsin-Madison's
experimental anti-cancer vaccine for dogs diagnosed with melanoma. There are
also articles here from the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Dr. Rowan
Virus Therapy for Cancer — Find out what is going on in the
Oncology Laboratory. There are articles here about the
work of Dr. Cheryl London, Dr. Steven Suter, Dr. Suzanne Shelley, and Dr.
Canine Stem Cell
Transplantation — This revolutionary treatment, detailed by Dr. Joseph
Impelizzeri, is being utilized in the treatment of Lymphosarcoma.
Post Genomic Possibilities
— Dr. Kevin Slater, of PetScreen, discusses the diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities
arising from the sequencing of animal genomes. It is a fascinating read.
The Future of Biomarkers
& Personalized Medicine in Companion Animal Practice
— This 9-page article by Drs. Mian, Slater and Cave is an
exciting one. Such technology is rapidly evolving for humans, and finally
now for companion animals.
ATP-Based Chemosensitivity Testing -
A New Direction for Chemotherapy
— Although this is a technical
article, it does provide valuable background. One of the problems
with chemotherapy is that tumors may be resistant to the drug being
utilized. However, the veterinarian has no way of knowing this until
treatment has started. Now,
PetScreen is using advanced
techniques to grow the cancer cells from a particular biopsy in the presence
of a eight different drug treatments, resulting in their being able to
indicate which treatment is effective in killing the cancer cells.
Potential Diagnostic & Therapeutic Tool in Canine Oncology
— This article by Drs. Argyle and Nasir has quite significant