Integrative oncologists discuss everything from medicinal mushrooms to genetic testing of dog cancer tumors. The future of dog cancer treatment is bright!
Integrative oncologists Dr. Kendra Pope and Dr. Trina Hazzah discuss the current state of integrative and holistic oncology for dogs and their hopes for the future. Topics include: The shift in veterinary medicine toward a more integrative approach; The need for education of vets on dosing and using cannabis (and ongoing legalization issues); Clinical trials to prove effectiveness of integrative therapies; The value of real-world evidence; Herbal treatments; And genetic testing for tumors.
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About Today’s Guest, Dr. Trina Hazzah:
Trina Hazzah completed veterinary school at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a 3-year residency in medical oncology at the Veterinary Oncology and Hematology Center, in Connecticut. She has also completed the requirements to be a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Hazzah developed an interest in cannabis medicine during her quest for finding effective integrative approaches for veterinary cancer patients. She has spent the last half a decade reading through available literature, attending multiple cannabis conferences and symposiums, while also learning from cannabis physicians. She is the president and co-founder of the Veterinary Cannabis Society, the first US-based non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization building awareness of cannabis as medicine for pets. After almost 15 years of practicing medical oncology, she switched her focus to cannabis medicine full time and started a cannabis consulting service, called Green Nile, Inc.
Her website is https://drtrinahazzah.com
About Today’s Guest, Dr. Kendra Pope:
Dr. Pope completed veterinary school at the University of Florida. She began her training in holistic therapies at the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and completed certifications in veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, veterinary food therapy, and Tui-na prior to graduation. Dr. Pope went on to complete a three-year residency in medical oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. She successfully obtained board certification in her specialty of oncology and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2015.
Dr. Pope has ongoing interests in herbal medicine, intravenous nutrient therapy, mistletoe therapy, as well as all innovative and novel integrative oncology approaches. Dr. Pope is preparing for certification as a Registered Herbalist, the highest accreditation offered in human herbal medicine. Dr. Pope is currently involved in numerous clinical trials serves as president of the American Board of Veterinary Botanical Medicine as well as on the Board of Directors for the World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
Her website is drkendrapope.com
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