Veterinarian presents novel thermochemotherapy option for treating equine neoplasia
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Considering treatment options for your equine patients with solid tumors, such as sarcoids and squamous cell carcinomas? Adding heat to your existing chemotherapy treatments may produce an increase in favorable results, according to Jeff Phillips, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM.
Phillips, the assistant professor of oncology and genetics at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, discussed the characteristics and treatment options of equine sarcoids, squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), and melanomas in horses at this year's American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum. In his discussion, he mentioned an 81% favorable response rate when combining heat with chemotheraphy treatments, such as carboplatin or cisplatin.
Read the overview of his presentation by Nancy Loving, DVM on TheHorse.com.
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7/20/2011 9:36:00 AM
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