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…into the idea, but UC Davis has some incredible clinical trials going on that you might be interested in pursuing.
Also see this info about the Torigen Immunotherapy Vaccine. It's something you'd need to ask about before surgery, but if you decide to do it the results are very, very promising with
…. Now we see that a great number dogs actually outlive the prognosis, especially when immunotherapy is provided (did they mention things like the Torigen or ELIAS vaccine?). Our own Jerry had osteosarcoma, and he lived two years more without chemo, up to his expected lifespan for his breed type.
…area, closest oncology specialist is 3+ hours away. I will sure ask him, thank you for for the suggestion. I know he spoke to the oncologist with Torigen, but that was focused on the immunotherapy. He mentioned speaking to some others who brought up waiting; I need to ask who that was. I'm so
…s ok that you are skipping the Torigen. There are no right or wrong choices.
What would be the point of waiting on surgery though? Is the tumor big enough that you can feel it, or is
…are so welcome. Be sure to listen to the Torigen podcast we did. This type of therapy has been around a long, long time in people, it's finally made its way into the vet world.
We are here for
…if not most live out their lives. Everything I've seen seemed to be a management of the cancer to extend time. Our vet had a recent visit from a Torigen rep., but we're not sure about the experimental nature of the treatment.
Looking forward to hearing more feedback and again, much thanks for the
…one to check out. So is Purrkins!
Is your cat an indoor cat?
And what's her name?
Sounds like your vet is awesome too if they mentioned Torigen. Check out our Immunotherapy Articles.
Hope this helps! Stay tuned for feedback from others.
…for ANY insight/help navigating the journey through amputation and possible Torigen immunotherapy.
Our 5 yr old cat was diagnosed this week with a vaccine induced fibrosarcoma on her right elbow area. Biopsy after removal
…). We’ve had a difficult but beautiful summer with her, and it’s been precious, precious time…but time for her is now very short.
Despite the Torigen, chlorambisil, and (for a short time) palladia, we’ve subsequently learned she has a tumor taking up much of her bladder. About 3 days ago, my
…humans with cancer. You'll find some info about them in the Tripawds Nutrition blog
One thing you might want to ask your vet about is the new Torigen immunotherapy vaccine. It's similar to the Oncovet I and II, and is an exciting new treatment being given to pets with cancer and it might be
…m so excited she is getting the Torigen vaccine! Paws crossed that it works the way it's supposed to and that cancer never ever comes back.
Hope she starts feeling better soon.
…saw the vet yesterday - for her first Torigen vaccine. We are hopeful this will prevent recurrence of her squamous tumor elsewhere in her body. She still has a UTI and her antibiotics have
…with it, see:
I will be back in a bit with more feedback. Oh and we are publishing an interview with the torigen medical director this week I think so stay tuned!
Our dog was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in his leg and we opted to amputate. He is now recovering and the vet gave us the option to do torigen vaccine (I believe it is to prevent future spread).
Anyone had done it and have some information that would like to share?
Thank you so much
…thank you! We did have a member talk about Torigen for ostesarcoma, here. FYI for others, here is the Torigen website.
Immunotherapy is such an exciting field of oncology right now. How cool that Koda Bear gets to benefit from it!
…cool he gets to have such a fantastic vet team! An it's pawesome that Koda is getting the Torigen vaccine as well! Here are other Tripawds who have had it too.
You are more tech savvy than you think, Catherine! If you'd ever like a tutorial
…from Vet Caner Specialist. Can’t speak highly enough about them.
The experimental vaccine treatment is called Autologous Cancer Vaccine from Torigen Pharmaceuticals located in Farmington, CT. The vaccine is “an experimental treatment regulated under the USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics that…
…efficacy has not been established. Although safety has not yet been fully established, a reasonable expectation of safety has been established”. (Torigen Information and Consent Form).
Koda is expected to receive up to 4 dosages costing between $1800-$2000 in total.
Hope this provides some
…one less leg takes practice, strength and stamina, but he will get there.
I'm so glad you found the books helpful and thanks for the scoop on Torigen. I keep hearing about it, need to add it to my research for articles.
That's pretty cool about BARC, please thank them from us and if you'd like
…books! I bought them and am finding a lot of great information.
The pharmaceutical company that we are doing the immunotherapy with is called Torigen. I’m assuming it is similar to what you mentioned.
I will continue to read through your books and maybe try to navigate my way through your
…hours is not a lot for a 75 lb dog. Of course, every dog is different and reacts to pain meds differently.
I did read that a side effect of Torigen is lethargy. So that could be something to check out with the Vet. And definitely ask about putting her on so e pain meds.
…you are so welcome, we are honored you chose us to be part of Jody's journey. Please keep us posted. If you decide to go for the Torigen it will be very interesting to follow along.
…the oncologist. Veering as I do towards holistic medicine and amping up the immune system to preserve and fight I'm still leaning towards trying Torigen. Chemo might prolong his life and I know most dogs tolerate it okay, but chemo destroys the good as well as the bad. This cancer is so very
…spoke with a Torigen sales rep named Mike (206) 305-2720 yesterday. Unfortunately, I was out in the woods walking my older dog when he called and didn't have anything
…Pam, thank you so much for replying and this is really helpful. The oncologist did offer Torigen as one of a few ways to try and doing a full histopathology of the tumor and margins. Our hopes for this are not for the bone cancer which hopefully…
…xray, but I know that doesn't mean it's not there. So, that's soft tissue. I'd heard through an osteosarcoma FB group the same thing you said, that Torigen is mostly used for soft tissue as well. Our oncologist didn't tell us that. Plus, it could spread to another bone, so, maybe it isn't worth the…
…shots. I will call Torigen Pharmaceutical today and ask. Thank you again,
…8-year old standard poodle has osteosarcoma, amputated his rear leg last Thursday. We are thinking of trying Torigen and would appreciate your opinion and experience.