This one day course by Dr Sarah Stewart covers a logical approach to oncology cases using lymphoma and mast cell tumours as a basis to plan diagnostics and treatment. The focus is on practical and cost-effective options that are applicable for use in first opinion practice.
Lymphoma and mast cell tumours are two of the most common neoplasms encountered in first opinion practice, and it can be challenging to guide your patients and clients through all the new diagnostic testing and treatment options that have become available in recent years.
On this one day course we will provide a comprehensive update on the latest medical advancements in the management of lymphoma and mast cell tumours in dogs and cats, complete with lots of real case examples. A wide variety of possible treatment options and approaches will be discussed, with a focus on practical and cost-effective options you can start applying in your practice the very next day.
Topics to be covered include:
- Diagnosis of lymphoma, with a focus on new molecular diagnostic tests (flow cytometry, PARR, immunohistochemistry) and how to best utilize them in first opinion practice
- The latest drug options for initial and rescue chemotherapy treatment of lymphoma in dogs and cats, including alternative protocols for varied client financial situations
- Rational approach to diagnosis and treatment of mast cell tumours in first opinion practice, including prognostic factor panels (Ki67, c-kit, AgNOR etc)
- Treatment approaches for different grades of cutaneous and subcutaneous mast cell tumours, including TKIs, oral chemotherapy options and Stelfonta
- Overview of staging and restaging oncology patients, and practical options to perform this for your patients in first opinion practice