6. Treating Cancer in Geriatric Pets

  1. Dr. Alice Villalobos and
  2. Laurie Kaplan MSC
  1. Dr. Carl A. Osborne

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470344446.ch6

Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond

Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond

How to Cite

Villalobos, A. and Kaplan, L. (2007) Treating Cancer in Geriatric Pets, in Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470344446.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 5 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813802664

Online ISBN: 9780470344446



  • geriatric pets;
  • cancer treatment;
  • neoadjuvant therapy;
  • multimodality therapy;
  • oncologic surgery


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • An Overview of the Three Musketeers of Cancer Therapy

  • Neoadjuvant and Perioperative Therapy

  • Novel Approaches

  • Multimodality Therapy

  • Integrative Therapy

  • Special Considerations for Surgery

  • A General Rule of Thumb for Oncologic Surgery

  • A Letter to Every Surgeon (Please Read Before Recommending Surgery)

  • Reconstructive Surgery

  • Summary: The Role of Surgery in Cancer Management

  • Handling Chemotherapy Drugs Safely

  • Classification of Chemotherapy Drugs

  • Terminology for Applied Chemotherapy

  • Combination Chemotherapy in Geriatric Pets

  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

  • Directed Chemotherapy

  • Intralesional Chemotherapy

  • Regional Chemotherapy

  • Protocols for Various Tumor Types

  • Precautions with Specific Chemotherapy Agents

  • The Treatment Calendar

  • Summary: Chemotherapy in the Management of Geriatric Cancer

  • Side Effects of Chemotherapy

  • Treatment for Chemotherapy Toxicity

  • Summary: Adverse Effects of Cancer Therapy in Geriatric Pets

  • Uses of Radiation Therapy

  • Side Effects of Radiation Therapy

  • Treatment of Radiation Side Effects

  • Multimodality-Multidisciplinary Therapy

  • Immunotherapy

  • Vaccines for Cancer Therapy and Gene Therapy

  • Suicide Genes

  • Anti-Angiogenic Gene Therapy

  • Clinical Trials in Gene Therapy

  • Monoclonal Antibodies

  • Summary: Immunotherapy, Vaccine, and Gene Therapy

  • Chemoprevention and Immunonutrition for Cancer Patients

  • Confusion and Controversy

  • Pets at Risk

  • Immunonutrition Suggestions

  • Nutritional Support for Older Cancer Patients

  • Diets for Geriatric Cancer Patients

  • Summary: Chemoprevention and Immunonutrition

  • Accept Clients as Valuable Partners

  • Herb-Drug Interactions

  • Summary: Integrative and Alternative Medicine