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2023, June 1 – Free dvm360 Webinar
June 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDTFREE
A blood test can do that? Liquid biopsy to detect and monitor cancer in dogs.
Has an owner ever asked you about cancer screening in their healthy dog because they’ve lost a dog to cancer in the past? Have you ever discovered a splenic mass and the owners weren’t sure whether to proceed with surgery? After treating a dog for cancer, have you ever wished there was an easier way to monitor for recurrence of disease? Liquid biopsy offers veterinarians and veterinary specialists a non-invasive option for cancer detection and monitoring using a simple blood draw. This session will use case studies to explore liquid biopsy applications across the spectrum of cancer care: as a screening tool for dogs with no current suspicion of cancer, as an aid in diagnosis for dogs in which cancer is on the list of differentials, as a tool to detect residual disease following surgery, and as a means of monitoring for recurrence of disease throughout and following therapy.
- Review how advanced DNA sequencing technology can be used to detect cancer in dogs using a simple blood draw.
- Evaluate the performance of liquid biopsy testing for the detection and monitoring of cancer in dogs.
- Define the various use cases in which liquid biopsy can be applied in clinical practice.
- Explore opportunities to incorporate liquid biopsy into the clinical workflow.
This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.