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What's New in Cancer 2021

This updated review of what's new in oncology will focus on the latest diagnostics and treatments with an emphasis on clinical diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring in general practice. You will get the top tips for using Stelfonta®, the recently FDA-approved intratumor injection for mast cell tumors. And you will be introduced to the recently launched NuQTM Vet Cancer Screening test for dogs, and Laverdia®, the first oral treatment conditionally approved by the FDA in January. This session will also cover the new noninvasive free-catch urine test that detects the BRAF mutation found in bladder and prostate cancer. Additional topics will be addressed based on what’s current at the time of the meeting, including an update on novel therapeutics and vaccine immunotherapy.


  • Gain an understanding of Stelfonta’s unique mode of action, case selection, tips for use, and wound management
  • Understand how best to use the NuQTM Vet Cancer Screening Test for dogs
  • Understand how best to use the CADET BRAF® mutation test to diagnose and monitor urothelial carcinoma
  • Get up to date on new therapies available in small-animal oncology, including efficacy and toxicity of various new chemotherapy drugs, including Laverdia-CA1 (verdinexor tablets) to treat dogs with lymphoma

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Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM

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Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, and YouTube vlogger (video blogger) with a popular Facebook page that has more than 40,000 fans. A dynamic and engaging speaker, she was voted the 2019 Western Veterinary Conference Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year. She is one of approximately 450 board-certified specialists in medical oncology in North America and currently practices at Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. She is co-founder and chief medical officer of Fidu, a teleconsulting company bringing together general practice veterinarians and boarded veterinary specialists. She received her veterinary training at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and did her residency in medical oncology at the Animal Medical Center in NYC.

She is most passionate about raising cancer awareness and has developed “See Something, Do Something, Why Wait? Aspirate.®” to promote early cancer detection and diagnosis. She is a frequent contributor to Today’s Veterinary Practice, Today’s Veterinary Business, Clinician’s Brief, Veterinary Team Brief, and DVM360.