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CSU Animal Cancer Center Clinical Trial

Patient Disease:
Canine Osteosarcoma with pulmonary metastases

Study Name:
Evaluation of Cancer Stem Cell Vaccine in Dogs with Metastatic Osteosarcoma

Purpose of the study:

  • Cancer stem cells are a primary driver of tumor recurrence and metastasis (spread to other locations)
  • It may be possible to target these cancer stem cells for elimination by the immune system, and the goal of this study is to assess tumor responses to this type of vaccination

Primary Eligibility Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of osteosarcoma, with evidence of metastases (tumor spread) to the lung tissue
  • Patient is healthy otherwise

Study Protocol:

  • Pre-enrollment: Physical exam, labwork, chext x-rays
  • Every two weeks to week 9: Physical exam, lab work, vaccination
  • Every four weeks thereafter: Physical exam, lab work, vaccination, chest x-rays

Owner Responsibilities:

  • Initial diagnostics, exam fees, and other tests recommended by the oncologist are the owner’s responsibility
  • To make and keep all appointments associated with the trial

Financial Incentives:

  • The vaccinations are provided at no cost associated with the trial
  • The trial will cover the costs of recheck chest x-rays for the duration of the trial

If you have further questions about any of our clinical trials, Please either login or sign up to submit a consulting form. Your consult will then be directed to an appropriate oncology clinician. Requests are typically returned within 5 business days