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Clinical Trials at the Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy

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To learn more about CIGAT, send an email to CIGAT@jhmi.edu or call 410-502-7325

Veterinary clinical trials are research studies that focus on discovering novel diagnostics and treatments for veterinary patients. Veterinary clinical trials are conducted using evidence-based medicine. The results of these trials are used to improve the quality of life for animals with disease. There are many diseases affecting animals that have no effective treatments or cures; the Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy (CIGAT) performs clinical trials in order to progress veterinary medicine into new areas with the ultimate goal that animals live longer, healthier lives. Every clinical trial performed at CIGAT has a principal investigator overseeing the study and all studies are approved by the Johns Hopkins University Animal Care and Use Committee.

Participation in clinical trials at CIGAT is voluntary in consultation made between the pet owner, the pet's veterinarian and veterinarians working at CIGAT. All risks are discussed in advance of any procedure being performed and a patient may withdraw from participation at any time. All clinical trials require informed consent from the pet owner.

The Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy is currently recruiting dogs with hemangiosarcoma for a clinical trial.  Dog's must be at least one year old and weigh > 10kg.  Dogs must have a histopathologic diagnosis of hemangiosarcoma.  For more information on this clinical trial, or to see if your dog qualifies for inclusion, please contact cigat@jhmi.edu or call 410-502-7325.  Additional information about this clinical trial can be found on the American Veterinary Medical Associations Animal Health Studies Database (use the search term 'hemangiosarcoma' or enter study number: AAHSD004156).

The Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy is currently studying dilated cardiomyopathy and collecting pilot data on healthy Doberman Pinscher dogs. To find out more about this study, please contact CIGAT.

CIGAT is currently collecting pilot data on dogs with osteosarcoma.  If your pet has osteosarcoma, please contact cigat@jhmi.edu or call 410-502-7325 for additional information.

CIGAT is currently collecting pilot data on dogs with prostate cancer.  If your pet has prostate cancer, please contact cigat@jhmi.edu or call 410-502-7325 for additional information.