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Experimental AAV-Tyrosinase Based Anti-Melanoma Vaccine

September 18, 2019

Study Objective The purpose of this trial is to evaluate the safety and preliminary efficacy of a novel vaccine in companion dogs diagnosed with oral melanoma. A tumor-specific antigen (tyrosinase) carried by a FDA-approved bioengineered ...

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What should I expect after immunotherapy treatment?

September 18, 2018

Your pet may be slightly lethargic and have a decreased appetite for a few days. The tumor may not respond initially, as immunotherapy may take weeks to months to work.

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How should I prepare for immunotherapy treatment?

September 18, 2018

Typically, no preparation is necessary for this type of treatment.

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Are there any side effects to immunotherapy?

September 18, 2018

The main side effects of this type of therapy are “flu-like” symptoms of malaise and loss of appetite.

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How is immunotherapy administered?

September 18, 2018

Subcutaneous methods consist of administration through subcutaneous routes, i.e., injections as well as infusions over time.

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Which tumors are commonly treated with immunotherapy therapy?

September 18, 2018

The most common tumor is melanoma. A tumor vaccine, the first of its kind in veterinary medicine, was developed to treat this disease and its use has revolutionized the way we treat this disease. Other ...

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Under what conditions is immunotherapy used?

September 18, 2018

When a tumor is immunogenic—recognized as foreign by the body—immunotherapy can be very effective. We are actively engaged in research to find what tumors are immunogenic and what types of immunotherapy work in dogs and ...

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What should I expect after chemotherapy treatment?

September 18, 2018

Most pets-80-90%- have no, or minimal, side effects after chemotherapy. Vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite and loss of energy are the four most common side effects, but if these do occur they are usually mild. ...

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How should I prepare for chemotherapy treatment?

September 18, 2018

Most chemotherapy is given in an outpatient setting, typically over a 5 to 45 minute time period. Some chemotherapy is given slowly over a few hours, but our team will alert you when this is ...

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Are there any side effects to chemotherapy?

September 18, 2018

Chemotherapy in pets is very different from chemotherapy in people. We use much lower doses of chemotherapy and spread the treatments out over a much longer period of time. This is done to try and ...

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