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Archive for December 22nd, 2010

TODAY Show Discusses Palladia for Dogs

Posted by Erich Trapp on December 22, 2010

Thanks to Chase Away Cancer on Facebook for the link to this video article on the use of Palladia for the treatment of Mast Cell tumors in dogs. Please follow this link to the video on The Today Show.

Like all treatments for cancer, Palladia is not without risks. If you are administering Palladia to your dog, please follow these precautions:

Precautions Necessary When Handling Palladia

Palladia is an anti-cancer medication and, as such, it needs to be handled very carefully. Palladia may be dangerous to unborn fetuses when handled by pregnant women. Women who are pregnant, nursing or planning to become pregnant need to be especially careful in handling the medication.

Children should not be allowed to handle Palladia and Palladia should be stored in a secure location, as should all prescription medications.

When handling Palladia, dog owners:

* should wash their hands thoroughly after handling the tablets.
* should not try to split or break tablets.
* should wear gloves when it is necessary to handle broken tablets.
* should administer Palladia tablets to their dog immediately after removing from the bottle.
* should not handle tablets spit out by the dog without gloves.
* should check to make certain the dog has ingested the Palladia tablet completely if hiding the tablet in food.

Dog owners should wear gloves when cleaning up urine, stool or vomit from Palladia-treated dogs. Urine, stool or vomit produced by the dog should be tightly sealed in plastic trash bags, along with any paper towels used to clean up messes. The plastic trash bag may be disposed of with regular household trash once tightly closed.

Any towels, blankets or other items soiled with urine, stool or vomit from the Palladia-treated dog should not be washed with regular laundry.

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Clinical Trials and Ongoing Research Studies At the U of TN College of Veterinary Medicine

Posted by Erich Trapp on December 22, 2010

Here are some current clinical trials you might be interested in going on at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville. Please follow this link for further information.

Radiology/Oncology

• MRI characterization of cutaneous mast cell tumors and their regional lymph nodes in dogs (free MRI exam for dogs meeting inclusion criteria.) Contact: Dr. Steve Pokorny or Dr. Silke Hecht.

Oncology

• The UTCVM Comparative Oncology Program tumor tissue and DNA bank. Contact: Dr. Jeffrey Phillips, Dr. Amy LeBlanc, or Dr. Al Legendre
• Treatment with tyrosine kinase and chemotherapy of advanced malignancies. Contact: Dr. Al Legendre.
• Identifying risk factors for the development of canine osteosarcoma. Contact: Dr. Jeffrey Phillips
• Evaluation of the mTOR inhibitor Rapamycin in tumor-bearing dogs. For more information, see: Medical Oncology. Contact: Dr. Jeffrey Phillips or Dr. Amy LeBlanc
• “Evaluation of topotecan in dogs with naive or recurrent lymphoma.” Contact: Dr. Jeffrey Phillips

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