Comparative Aspects of Canine Melanoma
AbstractMelanomas are malignant neoplasms originating from melanocytes. They occur in most animal species, but the dog is considered the best animal model for the disease. Melanomas in dogs are most frequently found in the buccal cavity, but the skin, eyes, and digits are other common locations for these neoplasms. The aim of this review is to report etiological, epidemiological, pathological, and molecular aspects of melanomas in dogs. Furthermore, the particular biological behaviors of these tumors in the different body locations are shown. Insights into the therapeutic approaches are described. Surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, and the outcomes after these treatments are presented. New therapeutic perspectives are also depicted. All efforts are geared toward better characterization and control of malignant melanomas in dogs, for the benefit of these companion animals, and also in an attempt to benefit the treatment of human melanomas. View Full-Text
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Nishiya, A.T.; Massoco, C.O.; Felizzola, C.R.; Perlmann, E.; Batschinski, K.; Tedardi, M.V.; Garcia, J.S.; Mendonça, P.P.; Teixeira, T.F.; Zaidan Dagli, M.L. Comparative Aspects of Canine Melanoma. Vet. Sci. 2016, 3, 7.
Nishiya AT, Massoco CO, Felizzola CR, Perlmann E, Batschinski K, Tedardi MV, Garcia JS, Mendonça PP, Teixeira TF, Zaidan Dagli ML. Comparative Aspects of Canine Melanoma. Veterinary Sciences. 2016; 3(1):7.Chicago/Turabian Style
Nishiya, Adriana T.; Massoco, Cristina O.; Felizzola, Claudia R.; Perlmann, Eduardo; Batschinski, Karen; Tedardi, Marcello V.; Garcia, Jéssica S.; Mendonça, Priscila P.; Teixeira, Tarso F.; Zaidan Dagli, Maria L. 2016. "Comparative Aspects of Canine Melanoma." Vet. Sci. 3, no. 1: 7.
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