Special Issue "Histopathology of Internal Organ Tumors in Companion Animals: Overviews & Advances"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Companion Animals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Valeria Grieco
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Guest Editor
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: immunohistochemistry; histology; histopathology; oncology - comparative oncology; urogenital system pathology and tumors; kidney; testis; ovary; prostate; mast cell tumors
Dr. Carlos Eduardo Fonseca-Alves
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Guest Editor
Department of Veterinary Clinic, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Botucatu, Sao Paulo 01049-010, Brazil
Interests: carcinogensis; in silico analysis; mamamry gland tumors; target therapy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Cancer represents one of the most important causes of death in humans as well as in small animals. Cancer can arise from external or from internal organs; however, in veterinary science, tumors of internal organs are frequently diagnosed in advanced stages, and studies are required for better knowledge of these pathologies. The most described tumors of internal organs in dogs and cats are those affecting the spleen, liver, gastrointestinal and respiratory systems, bladder, and prostate. Pathologic bases, morphology, diagnosis, classification and grading of these tumors still need to be investigated, as well as tumors that are considered less frequent such as renal, ovarian, and uterine tumors. Tumors in pet animals are frequently similar to their human counterparts, and dogs are cited as an animal model for several human cancers so that a better knowledge on small animal cancers could give comparative results contributing to improve the approach to pet patients.

Moreover, humans and animals share the same environment, and pets are considered a sentinel for environmental carcinogenic factors. In this scenario, the Special Issue is devoted to the “Histopathology of Internal Organ Tumors in Small Animals: Overviews and Advances” and invites authors to contribute with original articles and review papers on recent insights on spontaneous tumors from internal organs of small animals and translational medicine, including comparative oncology initiatives.

Prof. Dr. Valeria Grieco
Dr. Carlos Eduardo Fonseca-Alves
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • cats
  • cancer
  • dogs
  • digestive tract
  • lungs
  • urogenital organs

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