David Argyle

  • Webinar recorded on Thu 6th October, 2016
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Cancers of the head and neck by David Argyle. Head and neck cancers in dogs and cats represent a diverse group of tumour types that can affect a diverse range of structures.  Complicating this, is the fact that a tumour of a particular histiotype can sometimes behave different biologically depending on location (the classical example being Squamous carcinoma).  The mainstay of therapy for head and neck cancer is surgery (+/-) radiotherapy.  Chemotherapy per se, is of little benefit in the majority of cases.  However, with the advent of better molecular techniques for understanding disease, some of the new, molecularly targeted drugs may become important in the management of such cases.  In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • Major cancer types, their diagnosis and pathology
  • Standard treatment options
  • Novel approaches and horizon therapies

David Argyle graduated from the University of Glasgow.  After a period in practice he returned to Glasgow to complete a PhD in Oncology/Immunology.  He was senior lecturer in clinical oncology at Glasgow until 2002 when he became head of veterinary oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.  In 2005 he returned to Edinburgh University to the William Dick Chair of Veterinary Clinical Studies.  In 2009 he became the dean for postgraduate research and international for both medicine and veterinary medicine.  In 2011 he was appointed as Head of School and Dean for the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.  He in an RCVS/European specialist in Veterinary Oncology, Diplomat of the European College of Internal Medicine in Oncology and co-scientific editor of the Journal of Veterinary and Comparative Oncology. His major research interests are cancer and stem cell biology.


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