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2023 Western Veterinary Conference – Las Vegas, Nevada

February 19 - February 22

Attend the PetDx Symposia

Session 1:
The Importance of Early Cancer Detection in Dogs

  • Date: Sunday 2/19/2023
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
  • Location: Mandalay Bay L, Level 2
  • Presenter: Andi Flory, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Description:

Major veterinary medical organization agree that the early identification of cancer is important: however, current screening paradigms (annual/semi-annual physical exam and routine minimum database) are inadequate for early detection of most canine cancers. So, it’s probably no surprise to hear that most dogs are diagnosed with cancer after the family notices clinical signs due to the disease. This session will review data from a cohort of over 350 cancer-diagnosed dogs, evaluating how the disease come to clinical attention. The session will then discuss a novel, blood-based approach to cancer screening – Liquid biopsy testing. The session will conclude by answering the question “when should I start screening a dog for cancer’ by reviewing data from a large study of over 3,000 cancer-diagnosed dogs in which median age at cancer diagnosis was analyzed by breed and weight.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the current state of cancer screening in dogs
  • Discuss how canine cancer currently comes to clinical attention for diagnosis
  • Evaluate the benefits and limitations of liquid biopsy testing as a novel screening tool for dogs
  • Consider the appropriate age to initiate cancer screening in individual dogs based on their breed or weight

Session 2:
Updates in Liquid Biopsy: From Cancer Screening to Post-treatment Monitoring

  • Date: Sunday 2/19/2023
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
  • Location: Mandalay Bay L, Level 2
  • Presenter: Andi Flory, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Description:

The clinical validation study of next-generation sequencing-based liquid biopsy testing for multi-cancer detection in dogs was published in 2022. This session will provide and overview of liquid biopsy technology, test performance, and the various applications of this testing in pre- and Post diagnosis use cases. Recent clinical laboratory experience will be reviewed, along with a series of interesting real-world case studies that demonstrate how this testing is being used in clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the fundamentals of next-generation sequencing-based liquid biopsy testing for multi-cancer detection in dogs
  • Define the various clinical use cases in which liquid biopsy can be applied
  • Review up-to-date laboratory experience with liquid biopsy testing

Find PetDx at exhibit hall booth #437

WVC 2023 - Exhibit Hall Booth #437

Details

Start:
February 19
End:
February 22
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.viticusgroup.org/wvc-conference

Venue

Mandalay Bay Convention Center
393 Frank Sinatra Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89119 United States
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Join the Revolution in Early Cancer Detection for Dogs

If you are ready to add the OncoK9 multi-cancer early detection test to your veterinary practice, we would love to hear from you.

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