Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology – Honoring the Human–Animal Bond 2nd Edition. Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology distills out the most important useful information needed by veterinary practitioners and teams to deal with geriatric cancer patients and their carers.
Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology – Honoring the Human–Animal Bond 2nd Edition
Veterinarians contact me daily to fill in the gaps left between the lines in their textbooks. When I was lecturing in Beijing, the head of oncology at the Agricultural University told me that she slept with my book for three months and that it helped her with her students, clients, and patients. During the World Veterinary Cancer Congress, in Brazil, an oncologist, who translated the First Edition, said that she knew my mind and another oncologist said, “We see our books walking, when we see you and Dr. Theilen.” In Portugal, a surgeon told me that he had my textbook right next to his Ettinger! Drs. Mark Gendizer and Virginia Quelch said their staff uses the book often.
This Second Edition text draws from an overwhelming deluge of information that overloads practitioners in the rapidly growing field of oncology and end of life care. We have new technology and information from genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, immunogenomics, immuno-oncology (oncoimmunology), and nutrigenomics. Researchers may use artificial intelligence to extract information and find the keys to open the gates of many cellular pathways and map the molecular biology of specific tumors. Data would be used to suggest which drugs and immunotherapies would be best to use for the cancer patient for precision therapy.
This text is a unique reference for veterinary students, interns, residents, attending doctors, and nursing personnel challenged with the rigors of decision making and caring for geriatric oncology patients. It is a helpful resource for highly motivated pet owners. Its greatest contribution may be in the fields of end of life care (Pawspice), communication, attachment, the human–animal bond, decision making, bioethics, and philosophy. The H5M2 Quality of Life scale helps the veterinary team guide carers through the maze of decision making for their geriatric pets in Pawspice and hospice care.