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Companion Animal Practice
Options for the use of chemotherapy in small animals Part 2. Indications
  1. Jane Dobson

    Jane Dobson graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1982. In 1984, she moved to the department of clinical oncology and radiotherapeutics, Cambridge, and in 1989 gained a DVetMed for studies on the use of hyperthermia in the treatment of cancer. She is currently lecturer in veterinary clinical oncology in the department of clinical veterinary medicine, Cambridge, where her main interests are anticancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy and breed-associated cancers in dogs. She is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Companion Animals).


THIS is the second of two articles concerning the use of chemotherapy in small animal practice. In the first article (September issue, pp 403-413), the theoretical basis for chemotherapy, dose rates, methods of administration and toxicity of cytotoxic drugs were discussed. This article considers the indications for chemotherapy in small animal cancer patients and details which drugs or drug combinations have proved efficacious in the treatment of various conditions.

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