Friday, June 6, 2014

Veterinary Highlights: Bone Cancer Immunotherapy Clinical Trial

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine is recruiting dogs for a new trial for dogs with early osteosarcoma that have not undergone limb amputation.

Dr. Nicola Mason with Sheba. Photo Penn Vet

Immunotherapy has already had promising results in prevention of metastatic disease and prolonging overall survival of dogs  that have undergone amputation and chemotherapy.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether vaccination with a tumor-targeting cancer vaccine, combined with radiation therapy, can decrease bone cancer pain and prolong overall survival.

The treatment of the dog first enrolled in this trial has shown promising results.

Dog owners interested in enrolling a dog in this study can contact Dr. Mason at nmason@vet.upenn.edu or 215-898-3996. Eligibility and trial details can be found here

Source article:
Penn Vet Recruiting Dogs for Bone Cancer Vaccine Clinical Trial

1 comment

  1. Canine cancer is a strange disease: cancerous cells are iron-overloaded (iron-rich, iron-saturated) cells. The immune system in a dog is made up of a collection of specialized cells, proteins, tissues, and organs. Unfortunately, the immune system in a dog cannot determine, fix, correct and repair iron-overloaded cells. Similar to human blood types, there are five major canine blood types, and one is a universal donor. Dog patients who have anemia (low hemoglobin) and local iron overload (malignant tumor) at the same time can tolerate phlebotomy (blood donation). The Father of Oncology (Vadim Shapoval) says that a cell needs to have iron overload (when excessive iron accumulates within cellular organelles) before it becomes cancerous. Canine cancer is caused by iron-related genes (numerous genes directly/indirectly involved in iron metabolism / hereditary cancers) and iron-related events (when excessive iron accumulates within the cells, tissues, and organs due to various carcinogenic lifestyle events / sporadic cancers). According to the Ferromagnetic Cancer Theory (Theory from the Old Testament; Iron Conception), any canine cancer is a subtle iron disease; a form of iron lottery. Ceramic needles can suppress any tumors and large metastases; can quickly create harmless infiltrations (harmless necroses; deposits of cells that die; benign capsules); can enter solution [sulfur (2%) + olive oil (98%); 36.6C - 39.0C] to tumors and large metastases. Anti-iron slow blood loss (even 75%) [hemoglobin control], anti-iron goat’s milk diet and anti-iron drinking water containing hydrogen sulfide can neutralize any micro-metastases and isolated cancerous cells. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/opinions/177680 ; http://dawgbusiness.blogspot.com/2014/06/veterinary-highlights-bone-cancer.html ; Vadim Shapoval

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