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New to community--4 yr old pup diagnosed with osteosarcoma, deliberating amputation.
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11 April 2021 - 12:55 pm
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ryeball said

The technician at her hospital mentioned this vaccine but thought that it wasn't currently being developed. I've heard there are some promising results. Does it need to be done in conjunction with chemo? 

Would love any information on how you went about signing up for this, as it sounds like we will need to use samples from her amputated leg

  

I believe that it's the ELIAS vaccine?

If so, we do have another member who is in the study. Meet Tiny, the Cane Corso.

Here’s a couple of Tripawds News stories about the ELIAS vaccine that you’ll be interested in checking out and discussing with your vet. It does need to be arranged before amputation so I would call them asap.

The Greatest Dane Thrives with ELIAS Dog Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment

Dogs Beat Osteosarcoma Odds with ELIAS Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment

So sorry that Rye is in bad pain right now. I would call the clinic to see if there's room to adjust the dosage and frequency to help give some more relief. 

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19 April 2021 - 9:51 am
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Hi Rye and Family,

Koda Bear’s vaccine was given in conduction with his initial chemo therapy. The vaccine was given in 3 doses, each one week apart.  

The vaccine is developed from a portion of Rye’s tumor with a bit of swine DNA to complete the strand structure. The vaccine has been around for about 10 years. Believe it or not vet oncologists work hand in hand with the children cancer community. Adults have issues so it does not work well apparently.

The vaccine is between $1800-$2000, for us it was well worth it giving Koda Bear every fighting opportunity. We were very fortunate reading in his pathological report that there was no sign of the cancer in his lymph nodes however it does not mean the cells are not within his lungs or other vital organs, The vaccine tells Koda’s immune system to seek out and destroy any cells remaining in his body. Time will tell.

Hope this helps,

Huge Koda Bear Hugs to you all,

Catherine and Koda Bear

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19 April 2021 - 10:50 am
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k0dab3ar said
The vaccine has been around for about 10 years. Believe it or not vet oncologists work hand in hand with the children cancer community. Adults have issues so it does not work well apparently.

  

Catherine thanks so much for sharing! Can you name the exact vaccine here? This one doesn't sound familiar and isn't the one I linked to above (as far as I know).

As for oncologists working together, yep, you are so right! Everyone here's a couple of posts about comparative oncology and clinical trials:

Learn How Pet Cancer Clinical Trials Seek Cancer Clues and Cures

also

Pet Cancer Clinical Trials Facts, Questions and Answers

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Hi Jerry,

Hopefully my memory serves me correctly. Koda’s vaccine was developed by Toregin in Connecticut. We were amazed to hear of the relationship between vet oncology and children oncology. From what we were told this relationship has been very good for everyone.

It is still referred to as ”clinical” but certainly the benefits of it have been very good.

Hope this helps,

Catherine

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19 April 2021 - 3:02 pm
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Oh 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!

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