Oncology

Applying the 2016 AAHA Oncology Guidelines to the Management of Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Dogs

This Course Is Approved for 1 CE Credit     |     Program 1027-30047 is AAVSB RACE approved |  Barb Biller, DVM, Ph.D., Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) and John Berg, DVM, DACVS

Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) arise from mesenchymal tissues, frequently occurring on the limbs and trunk. Although they can be classified as a group based on their locally invasive behavior, not all STS behave the same. Therefore, a clear understanding of the principles of diagnosis, staging and treatment for this common tumor type is essential to their proper management.

After completing this Web conference, participants will:

  • Understand the principles of resection of cancerous masses and the nomenclature for classification of surgical margins.
  • Understand how to submit excised masses in order to maximize the reliability of information obtained from histopathology.
  • Understand the relationship between histologic margin analysis and local tumor recurrence.
  • Understand when additional therapies such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy should be recommended for canine STS.
  • Understand how radiation therapy can be used in the treatment of canine STS.
  • Understand the basic differences between conventional chemotherapy and metronomic chemotherapy and their utility in managing STS post operatively.

Created and produced by VetFolio with educational funding provided by Aratana, Medtronic and Zoetis.

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