Veterinary Referrals to RBVH for Current Clinical Studies
For information about current and pending clinical studies, or to refer one of your patients for consideration, please contact Red Bank Veterinary Hospital at (732) 747-3636(732) 747-3636. A member of our team would be pleased to discuss whether an available study would benefit your patient.
Current Clinical Studies
Types of Studies
Prospective studies are designed to evaluate existing treatments with larger numbers of patients for more meaningful evaluation or to assess new therapies not previously examined. New therapies may involve new protocols of previously used drugs or novel agents. Novel agents are considered experimental; however, the effectiveness of the treatment has been proven in laboratory animals. Safety for the novel agents has been demonstrated in normal dogs or cats, and, above all, the therapy is considered to be of potential benefit to the patient.
Patients that qualify and enter a prospective clinical trial are monitored carefully, and strict adherence to the treatment protocol is necessary. Evaluation of the patient is dependent upon the study guidelines and generally involves visits to Red Bank Veterinary Hospital.
Costs for Qualifying Patients
For many prospective clinical studies, the costs of the staging, diagnosis, and therapy may be completely covered, or at least defrayed, by the specific study sponsor. With owner permission, samples such as blood, urine, and tumor may be obtained to aid researchers in gaining additional information to benefit present and future cancer patients.