Cornell veterinarians set precedent with treatment of pet pig for lymphoma

07/24/2013 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Veterinarians at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals have devised a chemotherapy protocol for Nemo, a 730-pound pet pig diagnosed with lymphoma, marking what is believed to be the first time a pig has been treated for the disease. Veterinarians devised the chemotherapy based on knowledge of the treatment in other animals and administered it via a vascular access port. "Before, when large animals were diagnosed with cancer, it was pretty much impossible to treat them," said veterinarian Emily Barrell, the resident who developed the protocol for Nemo's chemotherapy and administered the medications. "Now we have a model to base it on."

View Full Article in:

Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Counsel – Regulatory Affairs
RAI Services Company
Winston Salem, NC
Director of Program Development
AdvaMed
Washington DC, DC
Director of System QA
LifeWatch Services, Inc.
Rosemont, IL
Director of Business Development and Membership
AdvaMed
Washington DC, DC
Director, Corporate Counsel
Regeneron
Tarrytown, NY