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19
Nov
2014
CVS Advances New Therapy for Dogs with T Cell Lymphoma
Investigators from California Veterinary Specialists empowered by funding from the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals, has worked with the discovery team led by Dr. Genevieve Hansen to develop a novel therapy for T-cell lymphoma in dogs. The veterinary oncologists and nurses at all three CVS hospitals (Murrieta, Ontario and Carlsbad) executed a series of clinical and basic science trials to document the safety and efficacy of the monoclonal antibody therapy that triggers the immune system to kill the T cell lymphoma cancer cells ...
22
Oct
2014
My Friend: Changing the Journey
Here is a sneak peek at the trailer for a documentary featuring CVS and many others dedicated to making a difference in the fight against cancer in companion animals. The film premieres November 1 in LA county. Thank you Clear - Canine Lymphoma Education Awareness and Research for the sneak peek. Watch "My Friend: Changing the Journey Trailer 1" by My Friend: Changing the Journey:
17
Oct
2014
Vet Tech Week!
In honor on National Veterinary Technician Week, CVS would like to thank each and every one of our dedicated technicians for their hard work, compassionate care and invaluable service to the veterinary field. Pictured are a few of our wonderful technicians from all three hospitals.
13
Oct
2014
UPDATE: Canine Lymphoma Trial at CVS Angel Care
We are in a process developing a new therapy for dogs with lymphoma that harnesses the immune system to destroy its own cancer. With appropriate therapy we are able to not only enhance and improve their quality of life but also extend that life and reduce the need for chemotherapy. This non-invasive, fully-funded study is one in which we take animals that have lymphoma and willing families who are excited about exploring new opportunities that will enhance and improve the quality of life of a pet with cancer. The veterinary health team...
25
Sep
2014
Pedal the Cause: A World Without Cancer Fundraiser Part 2
Dr. Gregory Ogilvie, director of the CVS Angel Care Cancer Center, actively participated in and raised money for Pedal the Cause bike ride, a non-profit dedicated to raising money for cancer research at San Diego's three NCI-designated Cancer Institutes; UCSD Moores Cancer Center, The Salk Institute and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. The two-day ride covered 150 miles from La Jolla to Temecula. Pedal the Cause granted $425,000 from the 2013 ride and is expected to double that amount thanks to the brave donors who helped make t...
12
Aug
2014
Pedal the Cause: A World Without Cancer Fundraiser
The word cancer is as dark and empty as the disease it defines. A diagnosis of cancer often brings with it feelings of overwhelming fear, a spiraling sense of loss of control, and most devastating of all, the loss of hope. This occurs regardless of whether the patient is a human family member or a precious pet. I know, because I am a veterinary oncologist at California Veterinary Specialists Angel Care Cancer Center and am given the honor of doing everything I can to defeat cancer in my animal patients with compassionate care. Like my fellow...
11
Jul
2014
10 Common Signs of Neoplasia in Small Animals
Neoplasia (nee-oh-PLAY-zhuh) is the uncontrolled, abnormal growth of cells or tissues in the body, and the abnormal growth itself is called a neoplasm (nee-oh-PLAZ-m) or tumor. It can be benign (bee-NINE) or malignant. Benign neoplasms do not grow aggressively, do not invade the surrounding body tissues, and do not spread throughout the body. Malignant neoplasms, on the other hand, tend to grow rapidly, invade the tissues around them, and spread, or metastasize (me-TAS-ta-size), to other parts of the body. The word “tumor” or “mass” is often ..
20
May
2014
Cancer Therapy Revolution LW-2 Canine Therapy Study
There are currently very promising developments in the treatment of canine cancer that focus on the natural immune response of the body. Cancer cells secrete elements into the blood that inhibit the immune system from killing them. The LW-2 Canine Therapy focuses on removing these harmful elements without the use of drugs, chemicals, radiation, or complicated surgical procedures. This approach is also intended to limit the possibilities and side effects traditionally associated with cancer treatments.