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VAS (Vaccine-Associated Sarcoma) – 18 links

Discuss With Vet All Vaccination Options for Your Cat (Archived)

Article by Gina Spadafori, from VeterinaryPartner.com

Feline Fibrosarcoma & Fibrosarcoma Removal In A Cat (Archived) «

Article with very graphic images of sarcoma and surgery from thePetCenter.com.

Note: Unfortunately they understate the likelihood of VAS by a factor of 50!

Feline Vaccine-Associated Sarcoma

Recommendations from The Humane Society of the United States.

Fibrosarcoma in Cats

Questions and answers about VAS from the VetInfo.com website.

Injection-Site Sarcoma «

Article from PetPlace.com.

Oliver's Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Page (Archived)

VAS page from a cat who has been diagnosed with it.

Shorti Online

Website to make people aware of the risks of Feline Vaccine Related Sarcoma / Cancer.

Sylvia's Journey of New Hope «

Extensive website to help educate concerning the facts relating to VAS. Contains Photo Friends, Protocol Page, Timely Tidbits, Vaccination Protocols, Links, Sarcoma Fact Sheet, and VAS Reporting pages.

Vaccine Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force (VAFSTF) «

Formed in November 1996, the goal of the VAFSTF are to facilitate investigation of the epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of these malignancies, as well as to disseminate information to veterinarians and the cat-owning public.

Vaccine Associated Sarcomas (Archived)

Article by Gregory K. Ogilvie, DVM and KL Mitchener, DVM (two vets) written for vets, but with good information.

Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma (Archived)

Article from Felidae World.

Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcomas (Archived)

United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) presents initial recommendations of the Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task force as seen in JAVMA (archived article).

Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcomas: A Summary of USP Data (Archived)

United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) presents a speech before the Veterinary Cancer Society (archived article).


Note that the USP Veterinary Practitioners' Reporting (VPR) Program for reporting veterinary product problems (adverse reactions, etc.) ended as of April 30, 2003.

Vaccine-Associated Sarcoma (Archived)

Overview of VAS from VetMedCenter.com.

Vaccine-Associated Sarcomas in the Cat

Article by Glenna Mauldin from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress – Vancouver 2001.

Vaccines and Sarcomas: A Concern for Cat Owners «

Article from the Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force.

VAS Awareness (Archived)

The people who make up VAS Awareness come from a group of over 400 people who currently have a cat being treated for this cancer or have had a cat that has died as a result of this cancer.  We are not anti-vaccination, but pro-education.  We believe that "Education before Vaccination" is the key to saving countless cats from this deadly cancer.

Veterinarians Seeking Cause Of Rare Feline Sarcomas

Article from the Daily University Science News from January 24, 2001.


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