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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Comprehensive Cancer Care at Ryan Hospital

Comprehensive Cancer Care/Oncology

Cancer is a diverse and complex group of diseases with a wide range of clinical outcomes. Treatments can vary widely and include therapeutic interventions such as chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy, and supportive care. Many patients require a combination of these treatment modalities. For the owners of pets diagnosed with cancer or a suspicion of cancer, it can be overwhelming and confusing to navigate through multiple appointments with various clinicians before they decide on a treatment course.

At Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital, we are changing the approach to veterinary oncology with the Comprehensive Cancer Care service.

What Is Comprehensive Cancer Care?

Comprehensive Cancer Care is a cross-disciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. With a core team of board-certified specialists in medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, and interventional radiology, we draw from the best minds in veterinary cancer care to formulate customized treatment plans for our patients.

We provide a comprehensive assessment of each patient’s cancer care needs in one appointment, consulting with each other throughout the day as well as during formal case review rounds held twice daily. We then work with our clients and their primary care veterinarians every step of the way to navigate through the diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan for their beloved companion animals.

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Learn About Penn Vet Cancer Care

In addition to providing state-of-the-art cancer care, we offer clinical trials, as well as groundbreaking research in the latest approaches, including immunotherapy. We also provide a list of additional resources and downloadable PDFs on this site.

Meet Ryan Hospital's Comprehensive Cancer Care team

Who We Are and What We Do

We are committed to our clients and patients, making sure they receive compassionate care along with clinical expertise.

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Additional clinical resources

Additional Clinical Resources

Our patients' quality of life is of paramount importance, and our goal is to allow pets to maintain all of their normal activities throughout their cancer treatments. We offer additional resources to our patients and clients, including diagnostic imaging, critical care, dentistry, nutrition, and grief support.

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Dr. Nicola Mason, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathobiology 

Clinical Trials in Cancer Care

Penn Vet is actively engaged in a wide range of clinical trials that push the edges of treatment possibilities into the future.

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Cancer research

Cancer Research

We collaborate with our human medicine counterparts to investigate new treatments through clinical trials in dogs and cat with cancer.

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Client information and news 

Client information & News

We offer resources for our clients, including handouts on cancer, other websites, and the latest news on Penn Vet's Comprehensive Cancer Care service.

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