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

Comparative cancer medicine: Dogs and Humans

Updated: January 16th, 2019

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 comparative cancer medicine: dogs and humans.

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.

Naturally occurring cancer in pet dogs: important models for developing improved cancer therapy for humans. Knapp DW and Waters DJ. Mol Med Today. 1997 Jan;3(1):8-11.

Spontaneously occurring tumors of companion animals as models for human cancer. Vail DM and MacEwen EG. Cancer Invest. 2000;18(8):781-92.

Using the canine genome to cure cancer and other diseases. Olson PN. Theriogenology. 2007 Aug;68(3):378-81.

Leading the way: canine models of genomics and disease. Shearin AL and Ostrander EA. Dis Model Mech. 2010 Jan-Feb;3(1-2):27-34.

Translation of new cancer treatments from pet dogs to humans. Paoloni M, Khanna C. Nat Rev Cancer. 2008 Feb;8(2):147-56. Review.

Pet models in cancer research: general principles. Porrello A, Cardelli P, Spugnini EP. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2004 Jun;23(2):181-93.

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