VAS INFORMATION

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General information about VAS, its history and treatment.

A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF VAS

Some basic information on VAS, its history, treatment and how to minimize the risk.

CALIFORNIA VMA TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS

The CVMA Feline Fibrosarcoma Task Force recommendations to minimize the frequency of VAS and increase the chances of successful treatment.

FELINE POSTVACCINAL SARCOMA: 20 YEARS LATER

An article from the Canadian Veterinary Journal summarizing what was known about VAS in 2011, twenty years after the existence of these cancers was confirmed.

LITIGATION AGAINST VACCINE MANUFACTURERS

An article about a federal court decision that shields the manufacturers of animal vaccines from litigation for product liability.

MAX'S HOUSE VAS PAGE

The VAS page from the extensive database on the Max's House website.

PubMed

On-line database of journal articles in human and veterinary medicine and life sciences. Click on the "search" link, then on the Search page select PubMed from the Search menu, and enter feline + vaccine + associated + sarcoma in the search window to find information on feline VAS.

RISK FACTORS STUDY

A broad based study to determine risk factors for VAS. Contains a few surprises. From the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, November 1, 2003.

SCHULTZ VACCINE INTERVIEW

Dr. Ronald Schultz, a leading veterinary immunologist, interviewed about vaccines and vaccinations. Almost an hour long.

VACCINES AND SARCOMAS: A CONCERN FOR CAT OWNERS

A VAS Task Force brochure.

VAS SUPPORT GROUP

The members of the VAS Support Group are happy to share the knowledge and experience they have accumulated from nearly two thousand cases of VAS.  We hope you'll join us. 

VAS TASK FORCE 2001 REPORT

The initial report of the Feline VAS Task Force, published in 2001.  Somewhat dated, particularly in its very low guesstimate of the incidence of VAS, but still informative.

VAS TASK FORCE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

A discussion among the leading veterinary oncologists and immunologists about what was known about VAS in 2006, at the time of the close of business of the VAS Task Force.  Very interesting and enlightening!

WORLD WIDE WEB-BASED SURVEY OF VACCINATION PRACTICES, POSTVACCINAL REACTIONS, AND VACCINE SITE-ASSOCIATED SARCOMAS IN CATS

Abstract from a study published in the Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association.

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