Neurology/Neurosurgery Clinical Trials at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

What is a clinical trial?

Clinical trials are research studies in which animals and owners help doctors find ways to improve health and treatment of diseases. Each study tries to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat a disease.

Treatment trials: test new treatments (like a new cancer drug, new approaches to surgery or radiation therapy, new combinations of treatments, or new methods such as gene therapy). Many treatments used today are the result of past clinical trials.

All clinical trials at the VMTH MUST be approved by:

These bodies ensure:

Before you and your animal are enrolled in a clinical trial the specific details of the trial will be discussed with you and you will be provided with information in a client consent form. Not all animals are suitable candidates for a clinical trial, and the veterinary specialist will discuss all the potential treatment options available with you and your referring veterinarian.

Many clinical trials are supported by scientific granting bodies, and it is possible that the cost of some or all of the treatments and diagnostic procedures may be paid for by the study.

Current Neurology/Neurosurgery Clinical Trials/Research studies

Brain Tumors

TOCA 511 Gene Therapy for Canine Gliomas - Info

Genetic Mapping of Canine BrainTumor Genes - Info

Myasthenia Gravis

Apheresis for the Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis in Dogs - Info

Other clinical trials at the VMTH

Oncology Clinical Trials - Info

Completed Clinical Trials

Nanoliposomal CPT-11 - Info