'Complementary' care eases chemotherapy experience
Contributor(s):: Ince, S.
A bond beyond friendship: dog, man, and comparative oncology
Contributor(s):: Borgatti, A., Buracco, P.
"Comparative oncology" refers to a discipline that integrates spontaneously-arising tumors in veterinary patients with studies of cancer biology, progression, and therapy. Unlike artificially-induced tumors in rodents whose "instantaneous" development does not reflect the pathogenesis of human...
A Lesson on Aging From Dogs
Contributor(s):: Walker, Blair S.
A Proof of Concept: Are Detection Dogs a Useful Tool to Verify Potential Biomarkers for Lung Cancer?
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| Contributor(s):: Carola Fischer-Tenhagen, Dorothea Johnen, Irene Nehls, Roland Becker
Early and reliable diagnostic test is essential for effective therapy of lung cancer. Volatile organic compounds that are characteristic for cancer could serve as valuable biomarkers in cancer diagnosis. Both trace analytical and detection dog approaches give some evidence for the existence of...
A scoring system to evaluate physical condition and quality of life in geriatric zoo mammals
| Contributor(s):: Follmi, J., Steiger, A., Walzer, C., Robert, N., Geissbuhler, U., Doherr, M. G., Wenker, C.
The decision to perform euthanasia in geriatric zoo mammals is usually a highly complex procedure involving ethical, medical, emotional and sometimes political factors. However, subsequent necropsies show that the pathological changes of organs and/or the musculoskeletal system are often already...
A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results
| Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.
A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part II): Theoretical Mechanisms and Frameworks
An Alternative Approach for Investigating the Carcinogenicity of Indoor Air Pollution: Pets as Sentinels of Environmental Cancer Risk
| Contributor(s):: John A. Bukowski, Daniel Wartenberg
Traditionally, the cancer risks associated with radon, environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and similar indoor residential exposures have been evaluated through either laboratory experiments in rodents or epidemiology studies in people. Laboratory studies have the advantage of being controlled...
Angel Heart Farm
Established in 2001, Angel Heart Farm is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that uses equine assisted therapy for children facing chronic or life threatening illness and their families in conjunction with their medical treatments.
Animal assisted intervention for oncology and palliative care patients: A systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Diniz Pinto, K., Vieira de Souza, C. T., Benamor Teixeira, M. L., Fragoso da Silveira Gouvêa, M. I.
| Contributor(s):: Huff, Charlotte
Animal-assisted activity among patients with cancer: effects on mood, fatigue, self-perceived health, and sense of coherence
| Contributor(s):: Johnson, R. A., Meadows, R. L., Haubner, J. S., Sevedge, K.
Animal-Assisted Intervention for People with Cancer
| Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath
Cancer is one of the most widespread diseases in the modern world, affecting millions of people per year. In the United States alone approximately 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer annually, and almost 50% of men and close to 33% of women will develop some form of cancer during their...
Animal-Assisted Interventions for Children with Advanced Cancer: Child and Parent Perceptions
| Contributor(s):: Cowfer, B. A., Akard, T. F., Gilmer, M. J.
Background: The burden of relapsed/refractory childhood cancer takes an immense toll on ill children and their caregivers, jeopardizing quality of life. Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) have shown promising benefits for children with chronic conditions and their families. Little is known...
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Counseling Support for Women With Breast Cancer: An Exploration of Patient's Perceptions
| Contributor(s):: White, J. H., Quinn, M., Garland, S., Dirkse, D., Wiebe, P., Hermann, M., Carlson, L. E.
Animal-assisted therapy for improving human health
| Contributor(s):: Cevizci, S., Erginoz, E., Baltas, Z.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or Pet Therapy is an adjunctive therapy that takes advantage of human and animal interaction, activates physiological and psychological mechanisms, and initiates positive changes to improve metabolic health. In recent years, this interaction is use to treat...
Animal-assisted therapy services for adult cancer patients: a grant proposal
| Contributor(s):: Julia Moorhouse
The purpose of this project was to identify potential funding sources and complete a grant to provide pet therapy/animal-assisted therapy to cancer patients who are actively in treatment at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in Orange County, California, who are experiencing emotional...
Animal-assisted therapy services for adult cancer patients: A grant proposal
| Contributor(s):: Moorhouse, Julia
Another sniffer dog for the clinic?
| Contributor(s):: Church, J., Williams, H.
Assessment and treatment of nonpain conditions in life-limiting disease
| Contributor(s):: Villalobos, A. E.