Cancer detection in dogs - with just a blood draw is a free veterinary CE offering made possible through the generous educational support of PetDx®.
This course utilizes the archive of a live presentation.
Blood-based cancer detection, or ‘liquid biopsy’, is now available for both dogs and humans and provides veterinarians with an exciting new tool in cancer detection and characterization. This presentation will outline the fundamental scientific advances behind this technology, including cancer genomics and next-generation sequencing-based detection of circulating tumor DNA. Clinical uses in veterinary medicine will be discussed, with a specific focus on screening for early cancer detection and aid in diagnosis.
After completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- identify the fundamental underlying cause of canine cancer
- explain how liquid biopsy can detect cancer noninvasively in dogs
- compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of liquid biopsy testing
- define clinical uses, or "use cases", in which liquid biopsy testing may provide clinical utility