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Fast Facts about Hemangiosarcoma and Its Treatment:

Hemangiosarcoma in dogs develops insidiously, without signs of pain or discomfort, and it is generally diagnosed late in the course of the disease. Furthermore, the cells that give rise to hemangiosarcoma seem to disseminate to different organs in the body early in the development of the disease, and they are resistant to conventional cancer therapies.

The only approach currently known to be effective in managing hemangiosarcoma combines surgery (to remove accessible tumors) with chemotherapy (to kill or disable tumor cells that are inaccessible or that are not eliminated by surgery). This is the current best practice for hemangiosarcoma treatment, and it has not changed much for about 40 years.

The new drug, eBAT, which was invented, developed, and tested at the University of Minnesota, has the potential to alter the treatment and outcomes for this disease. To read more about eBAT, click here.