Canine lymphoma update

September 13, 2016
Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)
Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)

Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker and book author. She is one of about 300 board-certified specialists in medical oncology in North America and is currently practicing at the VCA Animal Specialty & Emergency Center in the Wappingers Falls, New York.

You may have heard it's coming, and now it's here: monoclonal antibody therapy to assist in the treatment of lymphoma in your canine veterinary patients.

Cancer. One word guaranteed to sober any veterinary exam room. But a new weapon of mass destruction just aimed its sights on one of the most common forms of canine cancer, lymphoma, as veterinary oncologist Dr. Sue Ettinger told us at CVC Virginia Beach in May. Used in conjunction with chemotherapy, monoclonal antibody therapy (e.g. Blontress-Aratana) flags cancer cells so the dog's immune system can attack them. Hear more: