With Open Arms and Doors
"The Perseus Foundation and Vet Taxi recognize the emotional turmoil that a diagnosis of cancer in your beloved animal friend brings to you. Oftentimes, there is no one to accompany you during your visit. Sometimes, you do not know what to ask. Other times, you may not understand what is being said. You feel overwhelmed and afraid. Vet Taxi and The Perseus Foundation have created the “Tag Along Team” to give moral and technical support to people with cancer patient pets. "
Care Beyond a Cure: Oncologic Emergencies -- Help!!!!
Cancer is a word that is feared throughout the world, regardless of what species is affected. A diagnosis of cancer sets in motion feelings of fear and urgency which spur our clients on to demand rapid response by the veterinary health care team to their concerns.
Paws and The Perseus Foundation join forces in the battle against
heartfelt gratitude to Sarah Sheafor, ACVIM, Medical Director, Chief
of Oncology and Internal Medicine and SouthPaws Veterinary Referral
Center for their gracious support and friendship. We are delighted
to announce that Dr. Sheafor will host a column especially for visitors
to our site.
of Veterinary Medicine and Specialty Areas
a listing of schools of veterinary medicine and their specialty
areas throught the United States.
Trends in Animal Cancer
Perseus Foundation applauds Dr. Steven Steinberg’s extraordinary
vision. The registry had its start in 1994, with the development
of the International Veterinary Brain Tumor Registry. The idea of
having colleagues pool their experiences into a format that enabled
improved data analysis was appealing, but using hard copies made
exchanging and tabulating information unwieldy. The Internet solved
this problem. Collecting data is now simple, consistent and universally
available to anyone with an Internet connection.
Cancer, in the pet population, is a spontaneous disease. Pet owners, motivated by the desire to prolong their animals' quality of life, frequently seek out the specialized care and treatment of veterinary oncologists at private referral veterinary hospitals and veterinary teaching hospitals across the country. Therapeutic modalities for veterinary cancer patients are similar to those for humans, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and biotherapy.
The value of these spontaneous cancers in understanding and managing cancer in general has been evident to veterinary oncologists and other cancer researchers for many years. More than 30 years ago, optimization of bone marrow transplantation protocols was undertaken in pet dogs with lymphoma. Since then, the work of clinical veterinary oncologists in using naturally occurring cancers in animals to better understand and treat cancer in humans has been referred to as comparative oncology.