Thursday, June 04, 2009

First U.S. Cancer Drug for Dogs

The The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a cancer drug for dogs. The new drug, Palladia, manufactured by Pfizer, is approved for treating advanced mast cell tumors, a common form of cancer in dogs.

First dog cancer drug approved

Today, it was announced that the first FDA-approved cancer drug was approved specifically to treat canine cancer, and more specifically, mast cell tumors... Read more

From Pfizer, First U.S. Cancer Drug for Dogs

In a study of 150 dogs, tumors shrank or disappeared in 43% of those that received the drug, compared with 8% of those who received a placebo. The study didn’t look at whether the drug extended the dogs’ lives, and side effects included vomiting and diarrhea, said Cheryl London a vet oncologist at Ohio State who conducted early-stage research on the drug... Read more

U.S. approves cancer treatment for dogs

Canine cutaneous mast cell tumors — the cancer in question — can appear small and insignificant when dogs have them, but while some are easily removed, others can lead to life-threatening disease, according to the FDA... Read more

Pfizer's New Cancer Drug for Dogs Is Mixed News for Rover

The oral drug, Palladia, will help fight mast cell tumors, often seen as skin lumps. This is a good news/bad news situation for dogs... Read more

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