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Brain Tumors - Location Location Location

Brain Tumors - Location Location Location

Brain Tumors - Location Location Location

Veterinary Cancer Society
Veterinary Cancer Society
on behalf of Missouri Veterinary Medical Association


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Launch date: 15 Apr 2015
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Brain Tumors: Location, location, location Brain tumors, though often benign, present unique therapeutic challenges because of their location. The delicate nature of brain surgery limits the ability to aggressively remove a tumor and surrounding normal tissue as we endeavor to do in other parts of the body. Because these tumors are most often locally but not systemically aggressive, radiation therapy can be delivered as a sole therapy when surgery is not possible. Careful selection of cases can allow specialists to make the best possible decisions for dogs and cats with brain tumors. When surgery is possible, it can be performed as a sole therapy, or can be combined with radiation for improved outcome. Sometimes surgery is emergent if there is increased intracranial pressure. When surgery is not possible because of the location within the brain, radiation therapy can provide relatively rapid palliation of clinical signs, and in many cases can provide long term tumor control and an excellent quality of life. This talk will focus on the relative benefits of both treatments, in addition to a discussion about supportive measures to optimize quality of life before, during, and after brain tumor treatment of any kind.


This talk will review brain function and structure, and relate this to clinical signs of brain tumors. Treatment options and consideration of the relative value of surgery versus radiation therapy based on location of a tumor within the brain, as well as prognosis will also be covered.
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Veterinary Cancer Society
on behalf of Missouri Veterinary Medical Association

Fred Wininger & Kim Selting
Fred Wininger : A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology), Dr. Fred Wininger has extensive training and experience with both medical and surgical neurology. He joins VSS specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the brain, spine, nerves and muscles.

Dr. Wininger graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After concluding a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Georgia, he completed his neurology/neurosurgery residency at Washington State University, concurrently earning a Master of Science in Neuroscience in 2009.

Following residency, Dr. Wininger joined the faculty at the University of Missouri as an assistant professor of neurology/neurosurgery and a member of the Comparative Neurology Program. In addition to serving as the attending neurosurgical clinician at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, he was an active researcher for the development of treatments of neurodegenerative disease that affect both young dogs and children. He received international awards for his efforts that contributed to therapies now utilized in both animals and humans. He maintains an adjunct professor role at MU and remains an active member of the research and teaching program there. The training of future veterinarians remains one of his top priorities.

Dr. Wininger has extensive clinical training in all aspects of veterinary neurology/neurosurgery with a neurosurgical certification from the ACVIM. His special interests include advanced MRI neuroimaging techniques and minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures. He has authored several peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on these topics. He is the founding and current treasurer of Veterinary Neurosurgical Society, an organization committed to uniting veterinary surgeons and neurosurgeons in discovering the best therapy for pets.

Dr. Wininger joins VSS because of his desire to work more closely with his animal patients and their owners. He is proud to bring the most state of the art veterinary neurology techniques to St. Louis. Dr. Wininger prides himself on his compassionate care and is strongly bonded to his patients and clients.

Kim Selting:
Dr. Selting grew up in Colorado, where she completed undergraduate, veterinary, and specialty training at Colorado State University. A rotating internship was completed at the Animal Medical Center in New York City after earning her DVM. Upon completion of her medical oncology residency and achieving board certification, she joined the faculty at the University of Missouri in 2002. In 2013, she also completed a non-conforming residency in radiation oncology and achieved board certification. Professional interests include biomarkers in blood and breath, novel chemotherapy drugs (such as satraplatin), and targeted radioisotope therapy.

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  • Missouri Veterinary Medical Association
  • 1.50 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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