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New Drug increases survival in dogs with Hemangiosarcoma
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Just wanted to share this bright spot in cancer developments. Pawgress really is being made! It’s up to us to support studies at institutions like this. Spread the word!

Drug developed at University of Minnesota increases survival in dogs with cancer

A breakthrough trial at the University of Minnesota testing a new UMN-developed drug resulted in improved survival rates for dogs diagnosed with a cancer called hemangiosarcoma (HSA). The results were published today in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.

“This is likely the most significant advance in the treatment of canine HSA in the last three decades,” said study co-author Jaime Modiano, V.M.D., Ph.D. professor in the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and member of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota.  . . . 

. . . eBAT was tested on 23 dogs of various breeds, both large and small, with HSA of the spleen. Dogs received three treatments of eBAT after surgery to remove the tumor and before conventional chemotherapy. The drug treatment improved the 6-month survival rate to approximately 70%. Furthermore, five of the 23 dogs that received eBAT treatment lived more than 450 days. 

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Great news!!! Really great news!!! As one of the few on this forum that battled this cancer (vs osteo)… I am really encouraged to read this. I pray, pray, pray I NEVER have to go through the journey with HSA again BUT if I do, I hope these new treatments work! 

I am still blessed that I had 8 months with Shelby where many get less or hours (if the spleen ruptures) but still… this cancer has a big old F you in my mind.

Thank you! 

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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SOOOOO PROMISING!! We need rays of hope with this brutal disease, and it’s so rare we get them. Such good news here!!

Thanks Rene!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Aww you’re welcome, I’m glad it makes you hoppy. 🙂

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