Special Issue "Comparative Oncology: Integrating Naturally Occurring Cancers of Dogs into Investigations of Cancer Biology and Therapy"
A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
Interests: comparative oncology; dog; prostate cancer; osteosarcoma
Interests: comparative oncology; translational medicine; animal models
Comparative Oncology has attracted considerable attention from the scientific community as a multidisciplinary approach for a better understanding, diagnosis and therapy of cancer in both humans and animals.
Cancer in dogs share may features with human cancer, including genetics, biological behaviour, histological features, molecular pathways and response to therapies. Osteosarcoma, lymphoma, haemangiosarcoma, prostate carcinoma, mammary carcinoma, soft tissue sarcoma, melanoma are just few examples of canine cancers offering a unique opportunity as models for translational therapeutics.
Despite increasingly productive outcomes in the identification of cancer-associated genes, the study of tumour progression and the evaluation of novel cancer strategies, the complete biology and molecular pathology of many canine cancers still need to be revealed.
Further, as our understanding of cancer biology in dog models grows, promotion of the value of canine companions as research models needs to be continued. Communication of the value of dogs in research to the general public, veterinary practitioners and research scientists will improve trial recruitment, research and treatment outcomes for both human and canine patients.
This Special Issue on “Comparative Oncology: Integrating Naturally Occurring Cancers of Dogs into Investigations of Cancer Biology and Therapy” includes reviews and research articles on different and latest aspects of comparative oncology, from cancer pathogenesis to new treatment options.
We believe that the information provided in this issue will fill knowledge gaps and further stimulate research collaborations between scientists across different disciplines for advances in cancer prevention and cute in both medical and veterinary oncology.
A/Prof. Dr. Chiara Palmieri
A/Prof. Dr. Rachel Allavena
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- comparative oncology
- animal model
- translational medicine
- cancer biology
- cancer therapy