Tufts’ Clinical Oncology Team
The clinical oncology service is comprised of veterinary oncologists, residents and technicians that work together as a team. The oncology service works closely with the surgery service, which has expertise in surgical oncology, as well as with pathology, diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, and the pain clinic. Through the collaboration with these and other specialty services throughout the hospital, we are able to offer a broad range of options for owners of companion animals with cancer.
As a member of the National Cancer institute’s Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium, as well as through independent studies and collaboration with other veterinary and biomedical institutions, the oncology service is able to offer investigational therapies in addition to conventional treatment.
The oncology service boasts a 6 MV Siemens linear accelerator with 2-16 MeV electrons, a multileaf collimator, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) capabilities. In addition, strontium 90 plesiotherapy is offered, allowing for wide breadth of radiation therapy options. Continue reading
Dr. Armelle de Laforcade
Extensive evaluation of hemostasis and monitoring of anticoagulation therapy can be readily accomplished using the equipment housed in the coagulation laboratory at Tufts University‘s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine:
- Thromboelastography allows for the global assessment of hemostasis, and is particularly useful for the identification of hypercoagulable states. Continue reading
The Pain Consultation and Referral Service (PCRS) at the FHSA offers a multidisciplinary approach to pain, blending the expertise of anesthesiologists, surgeons, oncologists, neurologists, and complementary medicine practitioners. This close collaboration allows us to offer treatment options that are tailored to the individual patient. They may include a blending of traditional and non-conventional new analgesic drug regimens and palliative care.