Invisible virus is being evaluated as the next generation of compassionate cancer cures
August 10, 2012
The investigative FOXNews journalists caught up with the clinicians, nurses and researchers at California Veterinary Specialists Angel Care Cancer Center to learn how an invisible virus is being evaluated as the next generation of compassionate cancer cures in dogs, cats and people. Angel Care Cancer Center, a separate but allied non-profit research organization, the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals and the San Diego based company Genelux have teamed up to affirm the safety an efficacy of a new cancer killing virus. The therapy includes a modification of a virus that has been used worldwide to wipe out smallpox as a threat to human health. Families who bring their beloved pets with cancer to Angel Care seek the highest level of advanced yet gentle cancer care and novel, new therapies that are likely to become the therapies of the future. The purpose of the study is to determine the optimum way of treating these dogs with cancer while taking these results to develop new approaches to enhance the cure rates in children and adults.
The CVS Angel Care Cancer Center is a comprehensive cancer center that provides direct care for patients with cancer and their families. This team offers innovative clinical research to provide the very best diagnostics and treatments available to fight against cancer. They are a group of veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and human physicians that share a mutual philosophy: science may provide a cure, but compassionate care comes from the heart. The goal is to do everything possible to not only win the fight against cancer, but to ensure the treatment is healing, not hurting.
Recently, the Morris Animal Foundation had their annual San Diego K9 Cancer Walk and this year California Veterinary Specialists was out in full force. CVS had a booth and offered raffle prizes, a doggie cake and lots of smiles for anyone who stopped by. A big thank you goes to Leah Larscheidt, our team captain and an employee at our Carlsbad location, for organizing team Angel Care for the Cure. Leah and her faithful companion, Elvis, managed to help raise nearly $2,000 for the Morris Animal Foundation. Her team was awarded 2nd place in bot...
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...
Genelux Corporation Announces Ground-Breaking Clinical Study Evaluating Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus in Canine Cancer PatientsMay 31, 2012
SAN DIEGO, May 31,2012 -- Genelux Corporation, a privately-held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on development and commercialization of best–in-class vaccinia virus based oncolytic viral therapies and companion diagnostics for human cancer patients, today announced the start of a ground-breaking clinical study involving the oncolytic Vaccinia virus V-VET1 in canine cancer patients with various measurable malignancies. Although oncolytic viruses are being more extensively evaluated in humans, this study is the first of its kind
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 ..
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) and California Veterinary Specialists are teaming up for the 7th annual public service event providing free screening eye exams to Service Animals throughout the month of May 2014. Eligible service animals are invited to receive a free eye exam from our board certified ophthalmologist. Repeat clients from past events are welcome to participate. Best of all, the Service Animal’s owner/agent will incur no cost for these screening services. It is anticipated that through these efforts