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- Clinical Trials Office
The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) provides assistance in the design, execution, and evaluation of veterinary clinical trials using client-owned animals, with the overriding goal of advancing the diagnosis and treatment of disease in veterinary patients while enhancing the health of humans.
Clinical trials represent the cutting edge of medicine: research expertise meets new treatments and improved outcomes, including an improved understanding of the diseases that affect our animals and best friends.
Casey is an 8 year old Brittany spaniel who presented to the OSU-VMC for chronic left-sided facial pain in October of 2012. His owners noticed Casey was having trouble picking up and chewing his food and that he was painful when his face was touched. Casey had a CT performed and was diagnosed with a mass in his left nasal cavity. Casey’s owners were given all of their options for treatment and chose to enroll him into the Canine Nasal Carcinoma clinical trial. He underwent 10 treatments of radiation therapy and was started on an oral cancer therapy approved by the FDA in 2009 called Palladia (toceranib). Casey is back to his good old playful self. He has air flow back in his left nasal cavity and has enjoyed a winter of running and playing fetch in the snow. His owners are more than pleased with his recovery. In February Casey returned for his recheck CT and it showed that the mass has gotten even smaller. Casey continues to do well and is currently receiving the Palladia therapy as part of this clinical trial.