Special Issue "Frontiers in Comparative Oncology and Veterinary Cancer Surveillance"

A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Katia Pinello
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School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Population Studies Department, Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar - ICBAS, University of Porto, 4099-002 Porto, Portugal
Interests: cancer epidemiology; comparative oncology; one health, animal diseases' surveillance
Dr. Renee Laufer Amorim
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Department of Veterinary Clinic, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Botucatu, Sao Paulo 01049-010, Brazil
Interests: veterinary pathology; comparative oncology; target therapy
Dr. Carlos Eduardo Fonseca-Alves
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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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Dr. Chiara Palmieri
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School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: cancer; dog; prostate cancer; veterinary oncology
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Dr. Maria Lucia Zaidan Dagli
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Laboratory of Experimental and Comparative Oncology, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Sao Paulo, Av. Prof Dr. Orlando Marques de Paiva, 87, CEP 05508900 São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: cancer; carcinogenesis; cancer epidemiology; cancer etiology
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Dr. Fernando O. Mardones
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School Veterinary Medicine, Pontifical Catholic University, Avda. Libertador Bernardo OHiggins 340, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Interests: veterinary epidemiology; animal disease surveillance; spatial analysis; One Health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cancer is one of the most important diseases in dogs and humans worldwide, being a leading cause of death in both species. Interestingly, dogs and humans share many similarities, such as histological appearance, biological behavior, metastatic sites, and genetic alterations. Moreover, several cancer subtypes in dogs have been used for the evaluation of new drug cytotoxicity and antitumor effects. The advances in cancer genome sequencing of feline and canine tumors have provided valuable information for comparison with human cancers, opening a window of opportunity in comparative oncology. 

Veterinary cancer surveillance is an important initiative to develop guidelines for capturing and mapping cancer cases in companion animals for an accurate cancer registration and investigation of geographic distribution of cancer. This information will bring important and new information regarding the role of environment and cancer development since domestic animals have a shorter life span and share the same environment as humans. Particularly, the geographical distribution of cancer may provide insights into the role of environmental determinants that promote the disease and the development of new or enhanced cancer surveillance systems.

The comparative oncology concept covers different aspects on cancer research, providing opportunity to study cancer in animals as a model for human cancers. This Special Issue is devoted to the “Frontiers in Comparative Oncology and Cancer Epidemiology in Animals” and invites authors to contribute with original articles and review papers on recent advances in using spontaneous tumors from animals and translational medicine, including comparative oncology initiatives, which falls under the One Health umbrella.

Dr. Katia Pinello
Dr. Renee Laufer Amorim
Dr. Carlos Eduardo Fonseca-Alves
Dr. Chiara Palmieri
Dr. Maria Lucia Zaidan Dagli
Dr. Fernando O. Mardones
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Veterinary Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • animal models
  • cancer genomics
  • spontaneous tumors
  • spatial epidemiology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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