Features April 2019 Issue

A New Bone Cancer Vaccine for Dogs

“Immunotherapy offers hope for cures, while this is rare in patients receiving chemotherapy,” says the University of Missouri’s Dr. Jeffrey Bryan. “The process is now available commercially, and we will be following those dogs that receive ECI treatment to confirm the positive outcome.”

A New Bone Cancer Vaccine for Dogs

University of Missouri veterinary oncologists partner with ELIAS Animal Health to study a promising immunotherapeutic treatment for canine osteosarcoma.

Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone tumor diagnosed in dogs, affecting an estimated 10,000 dogs each year in the U.S. alone. Too many owners are aware that this disease can be extremely aggressive with a poor prognosis.

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