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Clinical Trials at the Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy

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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.

  1. Osteosarcoma: The Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy is currently recruiting dogs with osteosarcoma for a clinical trial. Enrolled dogs will receive cryotherapy, immunotherapy or both prior to surgical amputation or chemotherapy. This clinical trial is funded by the Children’s Cancer Foundation, Swim Across America, and The National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute. If your pet has osteosarcoma, please contact cigat@jhmi.edu or call 410-502-7325 for additional information.
    Learn More: Clinical trial flier | Clinical trial details handout
  2. Brain Cancer: The Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy is currently recruiting dogs with brain cancer for a clinical trial. Dogs must be at least one year of age and greater than ten kilograms of body weight. For more information on this clinical trial, or to see if your dog is eligible for enrollment, please contact cigat@jhmi.edu or call 410-502-7325.
    Learn more: Clinical trial flier | Clinical trail details handout
  3. COMING SOON: Kubanda Cryotherapy Mammary Cancer Trial: The Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy is will begin recruiting dogs with mammary (breast) cancer for a Phase IB trial of a veterinary cryotherapy device. To find out more about this study, please contact Kubanda Cryotherapy at petscryotrial@jhmi.edu. Learn more: Clinical trial flier
  4. Dilated Cardiomyopathy: The Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy is currently studying dilated cardiomyopathy and collecting pilot data on healthy Doberman Pinscher and Irish Wolfhound dogs. To find out more about this study, please contact CIGAT.
    Learn more: Clinical trial flier
  5. Hemangiosarcoma: This clinical trial is currently closed to new enrollment. For more information, please contact cigat@jhmi.edu or call 410-502-7325.
  6. Cryotherapy Lumps and Bumps This clinical trial is complete and is NOT enrolling new patients. For more information, please contact Kubanda Cryotherapy at petscryotrial@jhmi.edu.

For a complete list of available clinical trials, search the database at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. You can search by condition, researcher or doctor’s name.

 

To learn more about CIGAT

Email: CIGAT@jhmi.edu | Telephone: 410-502-7325 | Fax 410-614-1977. 

 
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