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

Mast Cell Tumors

Updated: October 4th, 2017

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 mast cell tumors.

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

Mast Cell Tumors. McCaw DL, in Henry CJ, Higginbotham ML (ed): Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice. Missouri. Saunders Elsevier 2010, p 317-321.

Mast cell tumors. Thamm DH, Vail DM, in Withrow SJ, Vail DM (eds): Withrow & MacEwen’s Small Animal Clinical Oncology. Missouri, Saunders Elsevier, 2007, pp 402-424.

Mast cell tumors, Dog, Geiger T, in Cote E (2nd ed), Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats. Missouri, Mosby Elsevier,2011, p 701-703.

Canine cutaneous mast cell tumor: morphologic grading and survival time in 83 dogs. Patnaik AK, Ehler WJ, MacEwen EG. Vet Pathol. 21:469-74. 1984

Biologic behavior and prognostic factors for mast cell tumors of the canine muzzle: 24 cases (1990-2001). Gieger TL, Théon AP, Werner JA, et al. J Vet Intern Med. 17:687. 2003

Mitotic index is predictive for survival for canine cutaneous mast cell tumors. Romansik EM, Reilly DM, Moore PF, et al. Vet Pathol 44:355, 2007.

Evaluation of prognostic factors associated with outcome in dogs with multiple cutaneous mast cell tumors treated with surgery with and without adjuvant treatment: 54 cases (1998-2004). Mullins MN, Dernell WS, Withrow SJ, et al. J Am Vet Med Assoc 228:91, 2000.

Canine mastocytoma: excess risk as related to ancestry. Peters JA. J Natl Cancer Inst 42:435, 1969.

Proposal of a 2-Tier Histologic Grading System for Canine Cutaneous Mast Cell Tumors to More Accurately Predict Biological Behavior. Kiupel M, Webster JD, Bailey KL, et al. Vet Pathol  48:147-155, 2011.

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