Echo was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of the left distal tibia on May 16, 2017. All the stars aligned and she was included in the clinical trial at the University of Missouri. Her left hind leg was amputated, she received three autologous vaccines and apheresis, followed by 5 doses of IL-2. In February 2019, Echo still showed no signs of metastases and we could not be more thrilled with the results of the trial.
She enjoys an active lifestyle at home with her brother (litter mate), Houdini. They both love going for car rides and running alongside the bike. Echo can easily keep up with her brother, even with one limb missing.
*Echo lived over 2.5 years after her original diagnosis. Her cancer eventually progressed and she was euthanized in Dec. 2019.