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Osteosarcoma: clinical trials and goofy smiles

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Jabba starts metronomic therapy

July 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment · metronomic chemotherapy, osteosarcoma

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This was back in April, sorry for the delay but at least we still have the pictures. Jabba started his metronimic therapy regimen which involves low does of cyclophosphamide and piroxicam every other day. This dose and frequency is supposed to prevent angiogenesis, thus preventing a metastasized tumor from being able to take hold and grow (presumably in the lungs).  We met some other dogs in the trial that morning, though they were still there for the high dose chemo (Jabba was the first in this study!). One lady, the owned of the Irish Wolfhound made the trip all the way from Washington DC. It is good to see people so committed! Interestingly, we noticed the Wolfhound’s front leg was amputated mid-bone, and apparently is being fit for a prosthesis, something new they are doing at NCSU CVM.

Later that day Jabba stayed at his grandparents house and played this his big sister Xena the Italian Greyhound:

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One Comment so far ↓

  • jerry

    Jabba you are in GREAT paws at NC state. Keep us posted on the clinical trial. If your Mom has time, be sure to update the Discussion Forums with what’s going on, I know others would like to hear about it.

    By the way I was on metronomic chemo and I swear it gave me a LOT more good times on this earth. I made it to 2 years and I’m betting you’re going to do even better!

    And as for the Wolfie and the prosthetic, yeah, I’ve heard NC state is doing some amazing work with the implants.

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