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

Oral Melanoma Treatment

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 oral melanoma treatment.

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.

Prognosis after surgical excision of canine melanomas. Bostock DE. Vet Pathol 16:32, 1979

Owner satisfaction with partial mandibulectomy or maxillectomy for treatment of oral tumors in 27 dogs. Fox LE, Geoghegan SL, Davis LH, et al. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 33:25, 1997

A retrospective analysis of 140 dogs with oral melanoma treated with external beam radiation. Proulx DR, Ruslander DM, Dodge RK, et al. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 44(3):352-9. 2003

Radiotherapy of oral malignant melanomas in dogs. Blackwood L, Dobson JM. J Am Vet Med Assoc 209:98, 1996

Treatment of dogs with oral melanoma by hypofractionated radiation therapy and platinum-based chemotherapy (1987-1997). Freeman KP, Hahn KA, Harris FD, et al. J Vet Int Med 17:96, 2003.

Use of carboplatin for treatment of dogs with malignant melanoma: 27 cases (1989-2000). Rassnick KM, Ruslander DM, Cotter SM et al. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 218(9):1444-8. 2001

Development of a xenogeneic DNA vaccine program for canine malignant melanoma at the Animal Medical Center. Bergman PJ, et al. Vaccine 24:4582-4585. 2006

Long-Term Survival of Dogs with Advanced Malignant Melanoma after DNA Vaccination with Xenogeneic Human Tyrosinase: A Phase I Trial. Bergman PJ, et al. Clinical Cancer Research 9:1284-1290. 2003

Vaccination with human tyrosinase DNA induces antibody responses in dogs with advanced melanoma. Liao JCF, et al. Cancer Immunity  6:8-17. 2006

Retrospective evaluation of lingual tumors in 42 dogs: 1999-2005. Syrcle JA, Bonczynski JJ, Monette S, et al.  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 44:308, 2008.

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