TANOVEA-CA1 Canine Lymphoma Treatment Delivers Excellent Results for Stella

 

Earlier this year, the team at NorthStar VETS in New Jersey shared the story of Stella in a guest post to the VetDC blog. Stella had been diagnosed with canine lymphoma in March 2017. She nearly completed two cycles of conventional chemotherapy when the cancer once again began to progress.

Looking for another way to address the disease, Jennifer Kim, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) decided to try a protocol using TANOVEA-CA1 (rabacfosadine for injection), the first FDA conditionally approved drug for the treatment of lymphoma in dogs. One week after Stella received treatment, her cancer was in remission with no reported side effects.

 

 

An Optimistic Outlook Following TANOVEA-CA1 Treatment

Given the rapid return of Stella’s cancer following her initial response to conventional chemotherapy treatment, her owners were wondering if they would see the same outcome with TANOVEA-CA1. We are pleased to report that NorthStar VETS recently contacted us to say that Stella continues to be happy, healthy and full of energy following her course of TANOVEA-CA1 treatment.

While there is no guarantee that all dogs will have the same experience as Stella, her case is another example of the potential for positive results through the use of this novel cancer-fighting drug, which:

  • Accumulates in rapidly dividing lymphoma cells and kills them
  • Produced a 77% overall response rate in clinical testing
  • Has demonstrated responses both in dogs new to treatment and those who are not responding to conventional chemotherapy
  • Is administered in one dose every three weeks for a total of only five treatment visits

To learn more about TANOVEA-CA1, visit www.vet-dc.com/tanovea or talk with your veterinarian.

 

Important Safety Information: TANOVEA®-CA1 is indicated for the treatment of lymphoma in dogs. In clinical trials, the most frequently reported adverse reactions included decreased white blood cell count, diarrhea, vomiting, decreased or loss of appetite, weight loss, decreased activity level, and skin problems. Serious and sometimes fatal respiratory complications, including pulmonary fibrosis have occurred in dogs treated with TANOVEA-CA1. Do not use in West Highland White Terriers and use with caution in other terrier breeds. Owners should take extra care when handling and cleaning up after their dog for five days after treatment. Please see the package insert for full prescribing information, warnings and precautions.

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  1. My American Bulldog was just diagnosed with lymphoma. It seems to be progressing rapidly. Is Tanozea an option? We live in Hughesville MD.

    • Hello Kim – I just emailed you with some information. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist you.


  2. I am also looking for veterinary clinics, That offer this treatment, Allentown Pa is the area. Please get back to me with this information. Thank you, Dale Gehring

    • Hello Dale – I just emailed you with some information. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist you.


  3. Does Tanovea work well in both t and b cell?

    • Hello Mary –
      Thank you for your inquiry. Tanovea-CA1 data from the reasonable expectation of effectiveness section of our product insert supports the use in both B and T cell lymphoma. As with other cytotoxic therapies used in lymphoma, treatment response rates and durations in T-cell patients are typically lower than those seen in B-cell patients. In the 22 dogs evaluated for the conditional approval, there was a 100% overall
      response rate (complete and partial responders) in naïve dogs and a 64% overall response
      rate in refractory dogs. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist you.


  4. Looking for vets in the Lafayette, IN area that offer this treatment

    • Hello Chris. I just emailed you some information about veterinary clinics in your area that use TANOVEA-CA1. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist you.


  5. Our dog was dianoised with lymphoma. Can you please tell me if there are any doctors in Detroit suburbs that offer this treatment?

    • Hello Nichole –
      I am very sorry to hear of your dog’s recent diagnosis. I just emailed you some information about veterinary clinics in your area that use TANOVEA-CA1. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist you.


  6. Our 10 year old chow has been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Not sure what type yet. Is it available in the Detroit suburb area? Thank you.

    • I am very sorry to hear of your dog’s recent diagnosis. I just emailed you some information about veterinary clinics in your area that use TANOVEA-CA1. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist you.


  7. Our Basset was recently diagnosed w/lymphoma and undergoing chemotherapy, however we’d be interested in pursuing this alternative. Is it available in the Rochester NY area? Thank you

    • I am very sorry to hear of your Basset’s diagnosis. I just emailed you some information about a veterinary clinic in your area that uses TANOVEA-CA1. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to assist you.


  8. Please email me where I can find a vet in Miami Florida that have this vaccine ASAP my mini pincher was diagnose With this type of cancer

    • Hello Shairoon –
      I am very sorry to hear of your dog’s recent diagnosis. I just emailed you some information about veterinary clinics in your area that use TANOVEA-CA1. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist you.


  9. Please email me where to find a vet that has this asap. I in BREAUX Bridge, La.

    • Hi Robert, we will be emailing you shortly regarding veterinary clinics near you that could administer TANOVEA-CA1.