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Resection of a Large Skull Mass in a Golden Retriever

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Dominik Faissler, Dr. med. vet., Dipl. ECVN Background A 5.6-year-old, neutered male, Golden Retriever presented for a one-week history with a firm mass on the right side of the head. The mass was non-painful and… Read More

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Hope for Dogs with Bone Cancer

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Clinical trials at Cummings School seek to improve the treatments and prognosis for pets—and hopefully someday children—battling osteosarcoma When Truman, a Bernese mountain dog, started limping in March 2018, his owners did not waste any… Read More

Link found between humans, dogs with bone cancer

Friday, July 19th, 2019

A link found between dogs and humans with bone cancer could lead to better treatment for both children and man’s best friend, according to a new study published by Tufts University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Arizona.

JULY 19, 2019: Truman the dog, an osteosarcoma clinical trial patient at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University (Photo provided by owner)

Paying it Forward

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

When Denali was diagnosed with a progressed case of osteosarcoma just before his 10th birthday, owner Art Clough did not hesitate to act. The Chocolate lab’s only chance of survival was to enroll in a clinical trial, according to his primary care veterinarian. With no time to waste, he was rushed to Foster Hospital for Small Animals.

The Dog with the Titanium Bone

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

By Genevieve Rajewski Tyson could win an award for stoicism. Osteosarcoma, a common bone cancer so painful that medication doesn’t provide much relief, had invaded the 7-year-old Rottweiler’s left foreleg. “Tyson used to love to… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Diagnostic Imaging (Dog)

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

History An 8 year-old spayed female Golden Retriever was referred to the Foster Hospital for Small Animals with a three-week history of right forelimb lameness. On physical examination the dog would not bear weight on… Read More