Articles by Kim L. Cronin, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM - Veterinary Medicine
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Articles by Kim L. Cronin, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

Current recommendations for mammary gland tumors in dogs

May 1, 2010

Mammary gland tumors remain one of the most common cancers in our canine patients.

When less is more: the theory of metronomic chemotherapy

Jan 1, 2010

As the focus of cancer treatments shifts away from conventional chemotherapy to more targeted therapies, a new strategy for the treatment of cancer has become increasingly more popular for both human and veterinary patients.

Evaluating studies: First weigh all the evidence

Dec 1, 2008

There is current emphasis in the veterinary field to practice evidence-based medicine. The concept is simplistic, although the practice is not always easy.

Definitive diagnosis of thyroid malignancy

Sep 1, 2008

Thyroid tumors are relatively uncommon in dogs, accounting for only 1 percent to 4 percent of all tumors. The majority of diagnosed thyroid tumors in dogs are malignant, because adenomas are clinically silent and found incidentally on necropsy.

Diagnosis, treatment of transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) in dogs

Jul 1, 2008

Malignant tumors of the lower urinary tract include transitional cell carcinoma, squamous-cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, leiomyosarcoma, fibrosarcoma, hemangiosarcoma and rhabdomyosarcoma.

Causes, management of osteosarcoma bone pain

Feb 1, 2008

Osteosarcoma is a common cancer to see in larger, middle-aged to older dogs. One of the challenges in treating these patients is pain management. Amputation effectively relieves bone pain and is the standard of care for patients, but may not be an option for all dogs.

Apocrine gland adenocarcinoma of the anal sac: Catch it early to improve prognosis

Dec 1, 2007

Although anal-sac tumors make up only 2 percent of all cutaneous neoplasms in dogs, they comprise a significant portion of the referrals to veterinary surgeons and oncologists.

What's next? Rescue protocols for canine lymphoma

Aug 1, 2007

Employing different alkylating agents is seen in the design of rescue protocols for lymphoma dogs. oneeded

Oncology: An ounce of surgical planning worth a pound of long-term treatment

May 1, 2007

It is well known that the first attempt at surgery is the one most likely to provide control and/or "cure" of the tumor.

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