Ciepluch publishes in Vet Record Case Reports
March 7, 2022
Elena Pires, Matthew Khorsand, Ber-In Lee, Brittany Ciepluch, and Mary-Keara Boss have published "Hypofractionated radiotherapy provides palliation for a dog with advanced gastric carcinoma" in Vet Record Case Reports.
An 11-year-old, female, spayed border collie displayed vomiting and diarrhea for a period of 3 months and presented with severe emaciation. A laparotomy confirmed the presence of a gastric lesion, and histopathologic evaluation revealed a diagnosis of gastric carcinoma. The dog was treated with hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy and achieved clinical improvement for approximately 3 months after treatment. Given the improvement of clinical signs following treatment in this case, the use of radiation therapy as a treatment option may be explored for palliation for dogs with advanced gastric carcinoma.
Ciepluch, a clinical assistant professor of surgical oncology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, is a clinician at VA-MD Vet Med's Animal Cancer Care and Research Center in Roanoke, Virginia.