A Gene Therapy Clinical Trial for Dogs with Glioma September 12, 2011
Researchers at the University of Minnesota are currently conducting clinical trials to find new and better ways to treat gliomas. In the past 12 months, they have recruited 10 dogs for a gene therapy study. Preliminary data hint at improved times of progression-free as well as overall survival in dogs treated with gene therapy.
Bone Cancer Immunotherapy Using a Genetically Modified Salmonella September 12, 2011
Salmonella is an organism that strikes fear due to its potential to cause severe gastrointestinal illness, but it is not a word many people associate with cancer therapy. Think again. Dr. Dan Saltzman of the University of Minnesota Medical School and his colleagues have taken Salmonella organisms, weakened them using genetic engineering to eliminate their disease-causing potential, and developed a new drug by adding Interleukin-2 (IL-2), a series of proteins that act as “flavors” to activate the immune system.
Recognizing Pneumothorax is Key to Survival September 6, 2011
Recently Dr. Nancy Kay saw two cases of pneumothorax in her practice. Recognizing the condition is key to dogs recover from this condition most often caused by a trauma.
Of Dogs and Men August 29, 2011
Researchers more than ever are adhering to the concept of One Medicine put forth by the physician Rudolf Virchow (1821-1903), who wrote: "Between animal and man there is no dividing line---nor should there be. The object is different but the experience obtained constitutes the basis of all medicine."
Gene therapy for osteosarcoma – what’s next? August 24, 2011
Animal Cancer Care and Research (ACCR) members from the University of Minnesota were key participants in a recently completed clinical trial testing a gene therapy approach to treat canine osteosarcoma.
Pilot study assesses feasibility of tissue collections and molecular profiling for personalized medicine studies August 24, 2011
Personalized medicine involves tailoring cancer treatment and prevention to the specific molecular nature of the individual and their cancer. The hope is that targeted therapies will be more effective with less risk for the patient than traditional treatments.
Canine Ear Inflammation and Infection August 22, 2011
Ear problems can cause a great deal of discomfort for dogs. So let's get to the bottom of the problem to understand what you can do to help your dog.
Talking Teeth August 9, 2011
Dr. Nancy Kay give advice on keeping your dog's teeth healthy and clean.
A Primer on Leptospirosis July 25, 2011
Not all dogs come into contact with Leptospirosis. Dr. Nancy Kay discusses how to determine if you should vaccinate your dog for not Leptospirosis.
Urinary Accidents July 5, 2011
Dr. Nancy Kay discusses common causes for urinary accidents by dogs.
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.