May 10, 2021

Clinical Trials for Dog Cancer | Dr. Trina Hazzah Deep Dive

Clinical Trials for Dog Cancer | Dr. Trina Hazzah Deep Dive

Alecia updates us on her dog’s vaccine trial, and it sparks a Deep Dive discussion with Dr. Trina Hazzah. A must-listen if you are considering enrolling in a clinical trial!

There are multiple clinical trials going on for dogs with cancer right now. Are they worth enrolling in? What if you don’t live near a big university? How do you start researching clinical trials?

What should you ask your veterinarian? What should you ask the researchers? What are the things you need to know you would never think to ask?

Dr. Trina Hazzah, an integrative oncologist in the Los Angeles area, dishes the dirt on clinical trials. A fascinating and enlightening episode.

Today’s show is sponsored by The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show: 

Here is the first episode Alecia called in for: Early Dog Cancer Prevention and Vaccine Trials | Dr. Demian Dressler Q&A - Dog Cancer Answers Podcast

Here is the link to the VACCS (Vaccination Against Canine Cancer Study) trial she participated in: StudyPages - VACCS: Vaccination Against Canine Cancer Study

Other Podcast Episodes about Mast Cell Tumors:

Mast Cell Tumors - What You Need to Know About Your Dog’s Cancer - Dog Cancer Answers Podcast

Exam Room Series: Mast Cell Tumors (

There are SOOO many articles about Mast Cell Tumors on DogCancerBlog: Mast Cell Tumors Archives - Dog Cancer Blog

Here’s a good article about financial assistance in general that includes some links to clinical studies. Financial Assistance for Dogs with Cancer: Resources from The Dog Cancer Vet Team (

Veterinary Cancer Society: Veterinary Cancer Society | VCS (

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Home (

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association: American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association – The Leader, the Voice, the Resource for integrative holistic veterinary medicine (

Basic Risk Analysis is discussed in this article: How to Make Decisions About Dog Cancer Treatments - Dog Cancer Blog

The Veterinary Cannabis Society or

About Dr. Trina Hazzah

Trina Hazzah was born and raised in Washington DC. She attended Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She completed her small animal internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey and a 3-year residency in medical oncology at the Veterinary Oncology and Hematology Center, in Connecticut.

Her website is


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