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Canine Osteosarcoma Clinical Trial

The Veterinary Cancer Group is participating in an osteosarcoma clinical study to evaluate the ELIAS vaccine-enhanced adoptive cell therapy as a treatment for cancer in dogs. ELIAS Animal Health has developed a unique immunotherapy treatment protocol that may permit the dog's immune system to attack its own cancer cells. The ELIAS cancer immunotherapy (ECI®) is an adoptive T cell therapy that has demonstrated effectiveness in clinical trials in both canines and humans while avoiding or minimizing the need for chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Trial Summary:
  • Trial enrollment is required prior to amputation (affected limb must be intact)
  • Treatment includes either ECI immunotherapy or carboplatin chemotherapy
  • Patients must complete a 7-11 week treatment regimen and return for quarterly follow-up visits throughout the 18-month trial
  • Study sponsor will cover treatment costs (including consult with oncologist, radiographs, lab work, ECI immunotherapy or carboplatin chemotherapy treatment, and their administration)
  • Inclusion Criteria:
  • Appendicular osteosarcoma with the limb still in place
  • Patient determined to be insufficiently good health overall to undergo and complete the treatment schedule
  • Is not currently pregnant or lactating
  • Has not previously received any treatments for its cancer
  • Does not have metastatic disease (tumor spread) at the time of diagnosis
  • Is not currently on immunosuppressive drugs
  • Is not currently taking any supplements, herbal products, or other natural remedies for its cancer or other health-related issues
  • Does not have a second malignancy
  • Must weigh at least 15 kg
  • Owner/guardian is willing and able to take the dog to all scheduled clinic visits during the treatment schedule, as well as the follow-up visits.
To learn more about this therapy, and to see if your dog may be a good candidate please schedule a visit with the Veterinary Cancer Group of Orange County. This is currently the only Veterinary Cancer Group location that is participating in this exciting trial.

Prior to acceptance into any trial, all candidates are required to have a consultation to determine eligibility. The fee for the consultation is the responsibility of the pet owner.

Visit this link for more information about current pet clinical trials: American Veterinary Medical Association's Animal Health Studies Database.

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2887 Edinger Ave Tustin, CA 92780

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South Bay

2551 West 190th St Torrance, CA 90504

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