Panel Discussions

Friday, October 18 – 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

The Future of Oncology

Panelists: Drs. Kevin Hahn and David Vail
Moderator: Dr. Doug Thamm

There are multiple uncertainties and innovations that are occurring in human and veterinary oncology that are changing the way oncology may be practiced in the future. While a comprehensive discussion of all of these factors is beyond the scope of this hour, we will discuss 3 key changes in oncology care that have the potential to impact practice. These include continued shortages of conventional generic cytotoxic agents, the increase in use of molecular targeted therapy and hurdles that must be overcome for its successful employment in animals, and the rise of immunotherapy as the fourth pillar of oncology care.

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Saturday, October 19 – 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Lymphoma Rescue Therapy

Panelists: Drs. Zach Neumann, Brenda Phillips, Kate Vickery and Jenny Lenz
Moderator: Dr. Laura Garrett

Lymphoma is one of the cancers treated most often by medical oncologists and generally is a very chemo-responsive disease. Approaches to treatment after relapse from the first round of chemotherapy range widely, with factors such as likelihood of success, cost, frequency of clinic visits, ability to administer medications at home, and side effects playing varying roles in veterinary oncologists’ recommendations and clients’ decisions. The panelists are oncologists from both private practice and academia, and they will discuss these aspects and more in regard to lymphoma rescue protocols in dogs and also in cats. Questions from the audience will be greatly encouraged.

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