Latest Cancer in dogs Stories

2009-08-21 13:37:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracity Payment Solutions ("Veracity"), is pleased to welcome BluePearl Veterinary Partners as the newest member in the Bequest(TM) affinity program. Bequest is a unique patent-pending product developed by Veracity that works on a community level to provide local veterinarians access to on-demand grants for families who cannot afford the full cost of their pet's health care. The Bequest product enables veterinarians to request and receive grants for...

2009-06-03 14:35:00

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Pfizer Inc's Palladia, a cancer treatment drug designed for dogs. The announcement on Wednesday makes Palladia the first FDA-approved cancer therapy for dogs. Previous attempts at fighting cancer in dogs relied on drugs designed for humans, said Bernadette Dunham, director of FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine. "This cancer drug approval for dogs is an important step forward for veterinary medicine," Dunham said in a statement. "Today's...

2009-06-03 09:32:53

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug developed specifically for the treatment of cancer in dogs. The FDA said Palladia (toceranib phosphate) has been approved to treat canine cutaneous mast cell tumors, a type of cancer responsible for about 1 of 5 cases of canine skin tumors. All cancer drugs currently used in veterinary medicine originally were developed for use in humans and are not approved for use in animals, the federal agency said. Cancer treatments used in...

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