During our recent visit to the Santa Fe Veterinary Cancer Care center, we spoke with founder Dr. Jeannette Kelly about her methods for utilizing the metronomic protocol (Anti-Angiogenis Therapy) when treating cancer patients.
At the VCC, Dr. Kelly puts almost all of the clinic’s cancer dogs on metronomics, with some dogs even going on it concurrently with IV chemotherapy.
The metronomic protocol method that Dr. Kelly utilizes is slightly different than what most oncologists are doing.
And today, it’s also slightly different from what I got when I went Dr. Kelly’s team put me on it back in 2007.
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Dr. Kelly’s Metronomic Protocol
Today, Dr. Kelly prefers to use alkeran, instead of cytoxan, for the chemotherapy agent. The success that alkeran has demonstrated in human cancer patients has prompted her to make the switch. She also utilizes a NSAID like Metacam, Rimadyl or Peroxicam.
Dr. Kelly has added a high quality fish oil to the protocol, because of the tumor-inhibiting properties that fish oil has demonstrated in many studies.
To date, the clinic has two cancer survivor dogs who have been in remission for over two years, after having been treated with this form of metronomics (one dog has lung mets).
This is yet another example of the forward-thinking, promising treatment options that Dr. Kelly and the team at the VCC are pursuing with canine cancer patients.
Learn more about metronomic chemotherapy basics at the Santa Fe Veterinary Cancer site, and review Dr. Kelly’s metronomic therapy protocol methods by downloading this short synopsis here, courtesy of the good people at Santa Fe Veterinary Cancer Care.
PS: Don’t miss Jerry’s video interview with Dr. Mona Rosenberg discussing Metronomics and immunity supplements for canine cancer treatment.