Oncept: A Vaccine for Treatment of Malignant Melanoma in Dogs

Malignant melanoma is a type of cancer we commonly see in dogs. The tumours often grow in the mouth, causing bad breath, increased salivation, bleeding, poor appetite, or affecting passage of food or air. 

Oncept: A Vaccine for Treatment of Malignant Melanoma in Dogs

Malignant melanoma is a type of cancer we commonly see in dogs. The tumours often grow in the mouth, causing bad breath, increased salivation, bleeding, poor appetite, or affecting passage of food or air. Sometimes they grow on the skin (face, trunk, and feet) as well. Because of the aggressive nature of malignant melanoma, tumours often grow quickly and spread to other parts of the body. Without treatment, survival time is reported to be weeks to months.

Treatment of oral malignant melanoma often requires aggressive surgery, with follow up immunotherapy - an innovative DNA-based vaccine called Oncept. At VSH, treatment of this type of cancer means collaboration between the Surgery and Internal Medicine departments, as well as follow-up visits with the referring family veterinarian. With appropriate treatment, survival time with good quality of life can often be significantly prolonged.

If your pet has an abnormal growth in the mouth or anywhere on the body, please visit your family veterinarian. Early diagnosis with any disease gives treatment the best chance of success.

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Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Hong Kong
1/F Lucky Centre,
165-171 Wan Chai Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

 

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Getting There

Below are some of the bus routes that have stops close by to VSH:

  • New World Bus:  15, 23, 66, 101
  • City Bus:  1, 5X, 6, 10, 75, 101, 111, 115, 182, 789

MTR : VSH is just 5 minutes walk from WAN CHAI MTR EXIT A3. When you walk out of exit A3, cross the pedestrian crossing then turn left. Walk along Johnston Road until you reach Wan Chai Road. Continue along Wan Chai Road until you reach Fubon Bank. We are right next to it.