Medical Treatment Options for the Cancer Patient

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About the course

Small animal oncology is a rapidly evolving field and oncology represents a key area for veterinary practitioners.

When a dog or cat is diagnosed with cancer, owners are very concerned for their animal and their expectations for effective care are high. Due to a growing interest in veterinary oncology and the owners’ wishes to treat their pets, more and more treatment options are becoming available. Choosing correctly from a variety of therapeutic options can understandably be daunting and can also significantly alter prognosis. Therefore, a good understanding on possible treatment options, their indications and adverse events is a necessity.

This course aims to provide you with a broader knowledge on available treatment options for different types of cancer in dogs and cats. It will focus on outlining chemotherapy protocols and its alternatives, such as metronomic chemotherapy, use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors or immunotherapy, as well as their limitations. It will further discuss indications for specific treatment protocols, how to use them appropriately and how to monitor the patient correctly throughout a course of therapy.

We will look at: – Classic chemotherapy protocols for a variety of common tumour types, metronomic chemotherapy, tyrosine kinase inhibitors, immunotherapy – Indications for medical treatment options – Monitoring for adverse events and how to deal with them

There is an ‘early bird’ discount on this course until 19th December 2017, limited places available.

Course resources include:

  • Access to our flexible online learning environment for the duration of the course
  • Lecture/s that can be viewed at any time, and as many times as you like
  • Interactive, tutor-guided learning forums
  • Supporting materials, tools and ideas for assisting with and supporting your learning
  • Assessed coursework with constructive feedback from your tutor
  • Practical documents created by you, tailored to the needs of your practice
  • Access to the course materials for a period after the course
Course Summary

Course duration: 3 weeks (8 hours flexible/self-directed study time in total)

Course type: Fully supported interactive online

Tutor: Irina Gramer DrMedVet DipECVIM-CA MRCVS

Suitable for: Veterinary surgeons in general or referral practice, veterinary nurses with an interest in oncology medicine

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12 Nov 2018 Online Book now

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