Radiotherapy: indications and application
Radiation Oncology is a growing specialism in Europe, yet the availability of radiation facilities are still limited to a relatively small number of establishments. It is therefore important for the primary care practitioner to understand how and when to refer cases for radiotherapy and what radiotherapy involves. This lecture will discuss the indications for radiotherapy in veterinary medicine, how radiotherapy is delivered along with its potential benefits and pitfalls.
Chemotherapy in practice, the practicalities
Medical management has become established as treatment of choice for some neoplastic conditions in companion animals, especially lymphoma and related conditions. With the development of more targeted treatment eg tyrosine kinase inhibitors, there is an increasing public awareness of the options for treating pets with cancer, but also concerns regarding side effects and health and safety of handling such agents. This lecture will discuss the safe and practical use of chemotherapy in primary care practice.
Dr Jane M Dobson, MA BVetMed, DVetMed, DipECVIM-CA [IntMed][Oncol](add RadOnc) FRCVS
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Veterinary Oncology & Radiation Oncology
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Oncology
University Reader in Veterinary Oncology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge
Graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, worked as houseman / registrar at the Beaumont Hospital (RVC) before studying comparative oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London. In 1984, moved to Cambridge as research assistant working on hyperthermia in the treatment of cancer, leading to DVetMed in 1989. Received BSAVA Woodrow award in 1994, Diplomate of ECVIM-CA, Internal Medicine in 1997, BSAVA Blaine award in 2001. Founding Diplomate in the subspeciality of Oncology in ECVIM, 2004 and founding member of the European Radiation Oncology Education & Credentials Committee, 2013. RCVS recognized specialist in Veterinary Oncology, EBVS Specialist in Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology. Awarded Fellowship of RCVS 2016 for meritorious contribution to Clinical Practice. Main interests are in anti-cancer chemotherapy, radiotherapy and research into breed associated tumours in dogs. Co-author of Small Animal Oncology, co-editor of 2nd & 3rd edition of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Oncology and author of over 100 peer reviewed publications.