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Casey the Pirate

New Vaccine Studies

March 8th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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I’ve mentioned previously that Casey is on the short list to participate in the extended field trial for Aratana’s live listeria vaccine.  This study requires prior completion of amputation and carboplatin chemotherapy, and no pulmonary metastasis.  Unfortunately, participating in this trial will be quite expensive, so I’ve been researching alternatives.

I’ve learned that UF (Florida) is starting a new study with their own vaccine, but for their study, the vaccine is administered concurrently with, rather than at completion of chemotherapy.  Penn, where they did the initial study with the Aratana vaccine, is also testing a slightly different vaccine, but their protocol requires all phases, amputation, chemo, and vaccination be conducted at their facilities.  Those with newly diagnosed but untreated dogs with osteosarcoma may want to consider enrolling in one of these studies.

Dogs  are living for an average of nearly 1,000 days (and counting) with the Aratana vaccine, so this new field of research is very exciting for our dogs and people, as these vaccines may well prove effective in human osteo and other cancers such as breast cancer.

Exciting times indeed!

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • Doug

    That’s sounds so exciting

  • benny55

    Tha ks for taking time to share this information.

    If you jave a moment, maybe pop over in the forums and start a thread on this. The blogs fo up and down so quickly sometimes, this may get more attention and feedback in the forums.

    Give sweet Casey a big smooch for me!


    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  • jerry

    Really happy you shared this in the Forums! Thanks for letting us tag along on this exciting ride you and Casey are taking. Keep us posted!

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