Friday, May 11, 2018

Veterinary Highlights: High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound as Cancer Treatment?

I believe that any treatment that has the potential to be less invasive is worthy of consideration. Could high-intensity focused ultrasound replace surgery and radiation in the treatment of cancer?



The idea is that there is a possibility this treatment could stimulate an anti-tumor response, encouraging the body to destroy the tumor on its own. I'm all for such approach, should it work.

Maddi, a 9-year-old Cocker Spaniel, diagnosed with a soft tissue sarcoma, was the first dog treated in this study. A few weeks after treatment, Maddi's follow-up appointments have indicated she is cancer-free. That is pretty exciting. I'll be watching what comes of this study.

Dog owners and referring practitioners can learn more about the HIFU study on the college’s website or by contacting the Veterinary Clinical Research Office at 540-231-1363 or vettrials@vt.edu.

Source article:
Veterinary College Launches Pioneering Study to Advance Cancer Treatment in Dogs and People

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