Interventional Oncology

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2016 May;46(3):553-65, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2015.12.010. Epub 2016 Feb 3.


The approach to the treatment of cancer in veterinary patients is constantly evolving. Whenever possible and practical, surgery is pursued because it provides the greatest opportunity for tumor control and may result in a cure. Other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, are commonplace in veterinary medicine, and the data outlining treatment regimens are growing rapidly. An absence of treatment options for veterinary cancer patients, however, has historically existed for some tumors. Interventional oncology options have opened the door to the potential for better therapeutic response and improved patient quality of life.

Keywords: Interventional oncology; Interventional radiology; Minimally invasive.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cat Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cats
  • Dog Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Dogs
  • Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Neoplasms / therapy
  • Neoplasms / veterinary*
  • Radiography, Interventional / instrumentation
  • Radiography, Interventional / veterinary*