To improve diagnosis and provide a more accurate prognosis for T-cell lymphomas
T-cell lymphomas are generally considered to have a worse prognosis than B-cell lymphomas. However, within the large group of T-cell lymphomas there are some that progress quickly and some that progress slowly. We currently do not have good methods for differentiating these subtypes of T-cell lymphoma.
We are enrolling dogs with a cytology or histopathology diagnosis of lymphoma who will be treated with chemotherapy.
Treatment with chemotherapy or glucocorticoids before referral to OVC.
A lymph node aspirate will be analyzed by flow cytometry to determine if the dog has B- or T-cell lymphoma. If the dog has a T-cell lymphoma, an enlarged lymph node will be removed under general or local anesthesia for histopathology.
The study will cover the cost of flow cytometry and lymph node removal.
- Dr. Dorothee Bienzele (PI)
- Dr. Nariman Deravi
Vicky Sabine (PhD), Clinical Research Coordinator