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Please join us for for an informative discussion about metronomic chemotherapy for cancer dogs with Dr. Barbara Biller, Veterinarian and Assistant Professor of Oncology at Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center.
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Time: 3:00pm PST (4:00 MT, 6:00 Eastern)
Duration: 30 min.
Call In Number: (310) 388-9739*
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The primary focus of Dr. Biller’s research is on the interactions between the anti-tumor immune response and metronomic chemotherapy . Recently she completed a study for Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) in which she evaluated metronomic chemotherapy treatment on dogs with soft-tissue sarcoma.
During the study, it was Dr. Biller’s mission to learn more specifics on how to treat dogs using metronomics . She says:
“Even though veterinarians have been using metronomic chemotherapy on patients, we have been guessing on important factors like what drugs we should use, what dose is needed and at what intervals we should treat the patient. We hope to determine some of those factors.”
Dr. Biller is also involved in a number of collaborative studies with investigators at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and the Garden State Cancer Center evaluating immunotherapies in dogs with lymphoma and brain tumors.
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Hey everypawdy, we are putting together a list of questions for Dr. Biller and would like to get that to her in the next couple of days.
What are your questions about metronomic chemotherapy ?
List them here, and we'll be sure to ask her.
We're so excited about this show. Mark your calendars to listen in!
22 August 2008
I am working that day but I would love top know which drug(s) she uses for the chemo part. I have used Cytoxan and CCNU but other vets have also used Leukeran and Melphalen. Sometimes dogs have to stop the Cytoxan due to side effects so I would love to have other options to go to.
28 November 2011
Zeus is on the third of six Carboplatin treatments and a lung met has appeared. I would love to know her opinion on whether to continue/finish the traditional chemo protocol (Carboplatin) once a met has appeared or whether she recommends stopping that and starting Metronomic Chemo. Thanks!
Zeus was a Husky mix diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at age 11. A visible lung met and suspicious spot on his liver meant a poor prognosis-six weeks was our vet's best guess. We decided to fight for our boy and his right front leg was amputated on 12/1/11. We did six rounds of chemo, changed his diet and spoiled him completely rotten. We were blessed with 10 great months after diagnosis. Against the odds, the lung met remained a single met and grew very little over those months. A wonderful furbaby with the most gentle spirit, he fought with a strength that we never imagined he possessed. We have no regrets...
Kim (aka: ubbuny) posted this question on the blog post announcing the show...
My 9yo greyhound is currently on metronomic therapy following diagnosis, amputation, and chemotherapy with bone cancer. He has been on an every other day dosage (he doesn’t tolerate everyday dosage) since February 2011. In your opinion, how long should he continue this treatment as there is a fine line between keeping the cancer from growing and causing damage from cychlophosphamide to his organs? One of his oncologists says he will be on his therapy until the end and his other oncologist wants him to be off the therapy by this time next year if he is still with us.
8 February 2012
The complete 30 minute interview with Dr. Biller can be heard in this downloads blog post,