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Welcome to the Veterinary Cancer Pioneers Podcast, hosted by Dr. Rachel Venable, a board-certified veterinary medical oncologist. We delve into the groundbreaking work of veterinary professionals who are dedicated to advancing the field of veterinary oncology.
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In this episode of the Veterinary Cancer Pioneers Podcast, Dr. Rachel Venable interviews Dr. Julius Liptak, an internationally renowned surgical oncologist. Dr. Liptak shares his journey into veterinary surgical oncology, discusses the challenges of cancer surgeries, and emphasizes the importance of sentinel lymph node mapping. He also highlights t…
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Molly Jacobson discusses how to recognize the signs that your beloved dog might be in the last months, weeks, or days of their life. Articles about the end of life: https://www.dogcancer.com/articles/hospice-and-end-of-life/signs-your-dog-is-dying/ https://www.dogcancer.com/perspectives/hospice-and-end-of-life/warning-signs-dog-is-dying/ Signs Ofte…
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Host James Jacobson sits down with Dr. Jules Benson to discuss the latest innovation in dog health care, the Pet Health Zone. A frequent guest and valued contributor, Dr. Benson shares how this new tool leverages vast amounts of data from Nationwide, the largest pet health insurance company in the U.S., to provide dog owners with valuable insights …
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In this enlightening episode of the Veterinary Cancer Pioneers Podcast, host Dr. Rachel Venable speaks with Dr. Amy LeBlanc, a Senior Scientist and Director at the National Institute of Health's CCR Comparative Oncology Program. Dr. LeBlanc discusses the compelling integration of canine models into cancer research, emphasizing the translational ben…
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Inspired by Heather’s listener question about using radiation therapy to treat transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) in dogs, Dr. Megan Duffy, a veterinary oncologist, shares her expert insights on when radiation is recommended, how it complements other treatments like surgery and chemotherapy, and the importance of effective communication with your ve…
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Molly Jacobson, editor-in-chief of DogCancer.com, uses story to explore the emotional and practical aspects of dealing dog cancer. She tells YOUR dog cancer story right alongside YOUR DOG’s cancer story ... along the way offering insights into how to navigate your journey with more grace and empathy, while focusing on life quality and the deep conn…
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In this insightful episode of the Veterinary Cancer Pioneers Podcast, Dr. Rachel Venable welcomes the esteemed Dr. Chand Khanna, founder and board chair of Ethos Discovery and a trailblazer in the field of veterinary and human oncology. With a remarkable career spanning academia, research, and clinical practice, Dr. Khanna shares his invaluable per…
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Today we explore the transformative impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on veterinary medicine, focusing mainly on cancer research and treatment. Our guest, Dr. Kelly Diehl, Senior Scientific Programs and Communications Adviser at Morris Animal Foundation, shares her insights on how AI is changing the game in diagnosing and managing diseases in …
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In this compelling episode of the Veterinary Cancer Pioneers Podcast, host Dr. Rachel Venable engages in an inspiring conversation with Dr. Mary Kay Klein, a seasoned veterinary oncologist, educator, and practice owner from Southern Arizona. With decades of experience, Dr. Klein shares insights from her career, emphasizing the importance of clinica…
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Inspired by a question from listener Mariana Diaz regarding her Pomeranian, Joya, who is battling lymphoma, this episode explores the potential of T-cell infusions as a follow-up treatment to the CHOP chemotherapy protocol. Join us as we consult with veterinary oncologist Dr. Megan Duffy to uncover the science, the practicality, and the future of T…
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ELIAS Animal Health CEO Tammie Wahaus returns to Dog Cancer Answers to talk about the company’s immunotherapy for dogs with osteosarcoma, which recently cleared an important milestone on the way to market. ELIAS hopes their treatment will be accepted and used as a safe and appropriate alternative to chemotherapy in dogs with osteosarcoma. Instead o…
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In this episode of the Veterinary Cancer Pioneers Podcast, host Dr. Rachel Venable chats with Dr. Philip Bergman, known for his work on the Canine Melanoma Vaccine, Oncept®. Dr. Bergman shares his journey from considering a career in dairy practitioner to becoming a key player in the field of veterinary oncology. He talks about his experiences with…
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Is Palladia safe? Does it have a lot of side effects? Does giving my dog a cancer drug at home multiple times a week make my dog “toxic”? Can my dog with other health problems take this drug safely? Palladia was approved for dogs with high-grade mast cell tumors in dogs over a decade ago. But since then, veterinary oncologists have started using it…
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In this episode of the Veterinary Cancer Pioneers Podcast, Dr. Rachel Venable talks with Dr. Pamela Jones about her path from working as a vet technician to her current role as the Chief Veterinary Officer at QBiotics. Dr. Jones shares insights from her time in clinical practice and the shift to working in the industry, particularly discussing Stel…
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When Sheila Cooperman’s husband said he wanted a dog, she said that was fine and good, but it would be HIS responsibility. Then she met Tucker, the Boykin Spaniel, and transformed into a full-fledged Dog Mom. When Tucker died suddenly of lymphoma last year, Sheila, a teacher with decades of experience and a literacy expert, turned to writing to hel…
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If you’re trying to decide between dog euthanasia or a natural death, Molly Jacobson, editor-in-chief at DogCancer.com, has a dog cancer tip for you. Turning your thoughts around and understanding what death really is can help you help your dog at this most tender time. Join our Facebook support group at https://facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport…
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In this episode of the Veterinary Cancer Pioneers Podcast, host Dr. Rachel Venable talks with Dr. Sarah Boston, a veterinary surgical oncologist, best-selling author, and comedian. Dr. Boston shares her journey through veterinary medicine, her battle with cancer, and how it inspired her book and her leap into comedy. She discusses the importance of…
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A company in Raleigh, North Carolina, is using worms to sniff dog urine for cancer metabolites. It’s a simple, non-invasive, relatively inexpensive way to screen for cancer. Could this test catch cancer early enough to make a dent in the number of dogs who succumb to their #1 killer? Six to ten million dogs are diagnosed with cancer every year in t…
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In this Veterinary Cancer Pioneers Podcast episode, Dr. Rachel Venable interviews Dr. Andy Flory, Chief Medical Officer at PetDx. Dr. Flory shares her journey from a childhood passion for animals to her role in developing OncoK9, a liquid biopsy test for cancer detection in pets. She discusses the large-scale clinical trials of OncoK9, its ability …
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Patrick writes in about his Irish Setter puppy’s bladder cancer. Could it be something he did that caused such a young dog – in a line of relatively cancer-free dogs – to get cancer? Dr. Lauren Barrow explains what could have caused his dog’s cancer and reassures him that it’s not his fault. Plus, what he can do next for his dog with transitional c…
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Osteosarcoma in dogs is bad news upon bad news. First, you hear your dog has cancer. Second, you hear that the best treatment is amputation. WHAT?? It’s depressing and scary as heck. Well, there’s a brand-new treatment (to veterinary medicine) available: bone cement. Cementoplasty has been used to help stabilize human bones for decades … and now it…
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In this podcast episode, Dr. Rachel Venable interviews renowned veterinary medical oncologist Dr. Craig Clifford. Dr. Clifford discusses his hybrid approach of combining clinical practice with academic pursuits. He emphasizes the importance of teamwork in clinical trials, highlighting their role in advancing veterinary medicine and providing opport…
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Dog cancer mom Molly Jacobson has been helping thousands of people facing dog cancer since 2007, and she’s got a perspective on dog cancer that will help you every second of every minute you have left with your dog. Join our Facebook support group at https://facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport Call +1 808-868-3200 to leave a question on our Listen…
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Dog cancer mom Molly Jacobson has been helping thousands of people facing dog cancer since 2007, and she’s here to share seven practical tips associated with handling change. Join our Facebook support group at https://facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport Call +1 808-868-3200 to leave a question on our Listener Line for a future show! Related Videos…
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In this engaging episode of the Veterinary Cancer Pioneers Podcast, host Dr. Rachel Venable interviews Dr. MJ Hamilton, a visionary in the field of veterinary oncology renowned for creating the first mobile oncology practice. Dr. Hamilton shares his path from an undergraduate degree in psychology to pioneering mobile cancer treatment for animals. H…
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How do you get a dog to eat that refuses to do so? Force doesn’t work. Neither does pleading. And panicking certainly doesn’t help … but we all tend to panic when our dogs won’t eat. So, what do we do? Veterinarian, teacher, and veterinary nutrition expert Dr. Susan Recker joins us for an enlightening discussion about why dogs don’t eat, and what w…
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Sometimes you only find out you and your partner have dramatically different perspectives after disaster strikes. It’s hard enough to cope with a dog cancer diagnosis on your own; when you also fight with your most important person, the trouble triples. Social worker Jeannine Moga has spent fifteen years in veterinary hospitals helping animal lover…
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In this inspiring episode of the Veterinary Cancer Pioneers Podcast, we're honored to host Dr. Greg Ogilvie, an esteemed veterinary oncologist with a passion for healing and innovation. Dr. Ogilvie shares his unique journey from a free-spirited childhood in Colorado to becoming a key influencer in veterinary medicine. He discusses his groundbreakin…
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Taking care of a dog or other pet adds up over time. In addition to the daily overhead expenses of food and shelter, there’s the yearly expenses of routine vet care. But what about other expenses? Dr. Amanda Hensley estimates that on average, there is about $10,000 in “unanticipated” medical expenses over the course of a lifetime. Pet insurance can…
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When Elaine Ostrander decided to focus her genetics work on dogs, some of her colleagues thought she’d lost her way. But she’s proven, over and over, that comparing dog genes to human genes unlocks many secrets and leads to solid therapies. “The days of doing a siloed approach to science are long gone,” Dr. Ostrander declares. And she has every rig…
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In this podcast episode, Dr. Rachel Venable interviews Dr. Carolyn Henry, the first woman to serve as Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri. Dr. Henry shares her professional journey, which includes transitioning from small animal and emergency medicine to specializing in oncology and later taking on significant r…
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If Dr. Nicole Sheehan sees a liver working too hard in routine blood work, she moves to a detox protocol as a matter of course, and especially if the dog has cancer. Why? Because an overworked liver struggles to clear the body of toxins. That’s no good for any state of health! Regardless of whether dogs are overburdened by their environment, a gene…
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It’s so exciting when a familiar drug in one area shows promise as a new treatment for another health problem. Researchers and clinicians pay attention, especially when the drug is inexpensive and easily tolerated. Such is the case with Panacur (fenbendazole), a dewormer that has caught the attention of cancer researchers. It’s early days of studyi…
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Dr. Hershey discusses her journey in integrated veterinary oncology, initially driven by a desire to explore more supportive treatments beyond conventional therapies. She navigates the challenges of recommending supplements, emphasizing reliance on reputable sources. Her training in acupuncture and holistic therapies at the Chi Institute underpins …
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Enter the fascinating world of cell death, where nosy neighbors can tell each other to “die, already” … and cells can wake up one day and realize there’s something very, very wrong. Also learn how cancer manipulates the conscientious cells to make them blissfully unaware of their own wrongdoing … or holds them hostage while they desperately, desper…
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Today’s Listener Line call is from Gloria, whose dog has transitional cell carcinoma (a common form of bladder cancer). Piroxicam is a common drug used in bladder cancer because it reduces inflammation and has an anti-cancer effect. But is there something else Gloria can do to save her dog? Dr. Lauren Barrow weighs in with advice on how to think ab…
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In this episode, join us as we delve into the world of veterinary oncology with Dr. Kevin Choy, a board-certified veterinary medical oncologist at BluePearl Seattle Veterinary Partners. Dr. Choy shares his journey and the pivotal role mentors played in shaping his career. Dive into the world of cutting-edge research, where we discuss the evolving l…
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“Turmeric saved my dog” you’ll hear online. And it’s true that this dark yellow spice, used for thousands of years, has a host of benefits. But it’s really hard to get into the bloodstream, which means it has low bioavailability. Just how useful is it, really? Dr. Jessica Tartof, an integrative veterinarian, joins us to explain why so many of the b…
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Your dog has trillions of cells, each one containing DNA with about 19,000 genes. Every day, cells die and are replaced by new ones after copying their genetic material… and sometimes those copies include mistakes. Charlotte Hacker has a deep love of genetics, and explains the basics of how genetics work and how mutations can occur. Not all of thes…
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Veterinarian Dr. Alex Ubell tells us all about the nutritional benefits of venison for dogs, as well as things to consider when deciding where to get venison for your dog. As well as being delicious, locally hunted venison is a sustainable food source. But hunting comes with its own special considerations for type of bullet used (no lead!), handlin…
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Dr. Kristin Lester is a general practice veterinarian who also offers chemotherapy for her cancer patients. You heard right – any vet can do chemotherapy, not just oncologists. Not all “regular” vets offer chemo, but those that do have some special safety equipment and protocols to keep the clinic staff, you, and your dog all safe and healthy. Comp…
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Billy called in to our Listener Line with a question about supplements for dog cancer. Integrative veterinarian Jessica Tartof explains that each dog will likely benefit from different supplements, but there are some ones that she uses frequently for her cancer patients. Some good starting points to consider are Chinese herbal blends, vitamins, and…
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This is Part 2 of our discussion of cannabis and CBD for dogs with Dr. Narda Robinson. In this episode Dr. Narda discusses how CBD can fit into a cancer treatment plan, the legal complications of cannabis in veterinary medicine, and some tips for choosing a product. Some things to look for when researching products are a Certificate of Analysis, ho…
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Dr. Narda Robinson has been involved with cannabis and CBD in dogs since Colorado State University first started looking into it. In this episode she talks about her first time going to a grower operation, why cannabinoids have an effect in the body, and the differences in how THC and CBD work. She also discusses some of the nuances of dosing, and …
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Cannabis is being studied more and more in both human and veterinary medicine, and if your dog has cancer, you have probably seen at least one person recommend CBD oil. But all of the terms can be very confusing and may sound the same. Knowing what each term means can help you and your veterinarian determine if CBD is appropriate for your dog and h…
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Veterinarian Adrienne Anderson explains how ultrasound for dogs works, when it is used, and where you can get it done with your dog. This “stellar diagnostic” lets your vet see what is going on inside your dog’s abdomen and heart in real time, without requiring sedation or surgery. Many vet hospitals have their own basic ultrasound machine, or you …
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We know that humans who endure chronic pain often also experience anxiety and depression. So what about our dogs? Vet Tech Specialist Tasha McNerney explains some of the behavioral changes you might see if your dog is experiencing chronic pain, as well as a variety of the different medications and therapies that can be used to help relieve or preve…
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Many dog lovers have had a dog they consider to be their “heart” dog – an extra special bond with an extra special dog. Veterinarians are no different! Dr. Adrienne Anderson was blessed with Ludo. Listen in to hear about how Ludo impacted her life, and how she got through the grief of losing him two years ago. Related Links: Pets are Family article…
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Dr. Susan Recker is a veterinarian with a passion for nutrition. In this episode, she recommends four foods that can benefit any dog with cancer and six things to avoid when choosing foods for your dog. The best foods for dog cancer are sardines, mushrooms, cruciferous veggies, and berries. Listen in to learn how these foods can benefit your dog, h…
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Massage isn’t just about relaxation – it’s so much more. Dr. Narda Robinson is a doctor twice over, and has done massage therapy for both humans and dogs. She explains how massage is all about knowing the anatomy of the being you are working on and paying attention to what you feel with your hands and what your patient tells you. When is medical ma…
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