Veterinary professionals interested in learning about a new tool in cancer detection and characterization can sign up for an upcoming continuing education (CE) course, sponsored by PetDX.
Led by Andi Flory, DVM, DACVIM (oncology), “Cancer detection in dogs with just a blood draw” is a free, RACE-approved, interactive course scheduled to go live Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. ET.
The seminar outlines the fundamental scientific advances behind blood-based cancer detection (or “liquid biopsy”), including cancer genomics and next-generation sequencing-based detection of circulating tumor DNA. Clinical uses in veterinary medicine will also be discussed, with a specific focus on screening for early cancer.
Registrants will learn how to:
- identify the fundamental underlying cause of canine cancer;
- explain how liquid biopsy can detect cancer noninvasively in dogs;
- evaluate the benefits and limitations of liquid biopsy testing; and
- define clinical uses in which liquid biopsy testing may provide clinical utility.
The webinar is part of VetMedTeam, an online resource that offers CE to veterinarians, credentialed veterinary technicians, and practice team members.
For those unable to attend the live webinar, VetMedTeam will notify members when a free self-study course becomes open for enrollment. All who sign up for the live webinar, regardless of live attendance, also will receive emailed information.