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Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

Brain Cancer

Updated: October 1st, 2018

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about brain cancer.

Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also included links to the papers, where available. Most of the papers are found on the National Institute of Health’s online library, PubMed.

Nervous System Neoplasia. Coates JR, Johnson GC, in Henry CJ, Higginbotham ML (ed): Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice. Missouri. Saunders Elsevier 2010, p 186-194.

Tumors of the Nervous System. LeCouteur RA, Withrow SJ, in Withrow SJ, Vail DM (eds): Withrow & MacEwen’s Small Animal Clinical Oncology. St Louis Missouri, Saunders Elsevier, 2007, pp 659-685.

Treatment of Intracranial tumors. Narak J, Axlund TW, Smith AN, in Bonagura JD, Twedt DC (ed): Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XIV. Missouri. Saunders Elsevier 2009, p 1078-1083.

Brain Neoplasia. Troxel MT, in Cote E (2nd ed), Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats. Missouri, Mosby Elsevier, 2011, p 153-155.

Meningioma. Troxel MT, in Cote E (2nd ed), Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats. Missouri, Mosby Elsevier, 2011, p 715-716.

Analysis of survival in a retrospective study of 86 dogs with brain tumors. Heidner GL, Kornegay JN, Page RL, et al. J Vet Intern Med. 5(4):219-26. 1991

Influence of tumor cell proliferation and sex-hormone receptors on effectiveness of radiation therapy for dogs with incompletely resected meningiomas. Theon AP, LeCouteur RA, Carr EA, et al: J Am Vet Med Assoc 216:701, 2000.

Evaluation of progesterone and estrogen receptor expression in 15 meningiomas of dogs and cats. Adamo FP, Cantile C, Steinberg H: Am J Vet Res 64:1310, 2003.

Clinical signs associated with brain tumors in dogs: 97 cases (1992-1997). Bagley RS, Gavin PR, Moore MP, et al: J Am Vet Med Assoc 215:818, 1999.

Cyberknife radiosurgery for irradiation of brain tumors in dogs and cats. Charney SC, Witten MR, Berg JM et al. Proc Annual ACVIM Forum p. 326, 2010.

Characteristics of cisternal cerebrospinal fluid associated with primary brain tumors in the dog: a retrospective study. Bailey CS, Higgins RJ. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 188(4):414-7. 1986

Canine intracranial primary neoplasia: 173 cases (1986-2003), Snyder JM, Shofer FS, Van Winkle TJ, et al. J Vet Intern Med 20:669, 2006.

Intracranial meningioma with pulmonary metastasis in three dogs, Schulman FY, Ribas JL, Carpenter JL, et al. Vet Pathol 29:196, 1992.

Primary optic nerve meningioma and pulmonary metastasis in a dog. Dugan SJ, Schwarz PD, Roberts SM, et al. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 29:11, 1993.

Current concepts in the diagnosis and treatments of brain tumours in dogs and cats. LeCouteur RA. J Small Anim Pract 40:411, 1999.

Radiosurgery using a stereotactic headframe system for irradiation of brain tumors in dogs. Lester NV, Hopkins AL, Bova FJ, et al. J Am Vet Med Assoc 219:1562, 2001.

Primary irradiation of canine intracranial masses. Spugnini EP, Thrall DE, Price GS, et al. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 41:377, 2000.

Surgery alone or in combination with radiation therapy for treatment of intracranial meningiomas in dogs: 31 cases (1989-2002). Axlund TW, McGlasson ML, Smith AN. J Am Vet Med Assoc 221:1597, 2002.

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