Last year, Alecia enrolled her dog in the Vaccine Against Canine Cancer Study (VACCS) at Colorado State University.
She’s not sure whether her Scottie got the placebo or the actual vaccine, so it’s hard to tell how it affected him.
BUT … all the extra vet visits (and the free care extended to study participants) made for super-early detection of a mast cell tumor.
And the staff at CSU took care of EVERYTHING with no cost to Alecia.
She may never know whether he got the vaccine or not, but she does know one thing:
Getting free cancer treatment for her dog was well worth it!
Alecia called in and left her update on our Listener Line, and it sparked a great conversation here. So we asked Dr. Trina Hazzah, an integrative oncologist, to join us for this week’s episode of Dog Cancer Answers. She and host James Jacobson discuss everything clinical trials for dogs. It’s a wide-ranging, interesting discussion.
If you are near a big veterinary hospital, or if you are looking to help find cures and treatments, this episode is a great listen.
You can read the transcript on the episode page on the Dog Cancer Answers website.
Here’s the video version of this podcast:
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Molly Jacobson is a writer and also the editor of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, published by Maui Media. A lifelong dog lover and self-professed dog health nerd, she is all too familiar with dog cancer. She has been supporting readers of this blog since the beginning. Molly earned a BA from Tufts University, and after a career in bookselling and book publishing attended The Swedish Institute to become a licensed massage therapist in New York State, licensed by the medical board. Her fascination with health is both personal and global, and she is most proud of how this site and the associated publications have revolutionized not only our approach to dog health, but our own health.