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Lab reports and cat scans: can veterinary oncology guide our way to new treatments for human cancers?

Airley, Rachel (2012) Lab reports and cat scans: can veterinary oncology guide our way to new treatments for human cancers? Future Medicinal Chemistry, 4 (11). pp. 1391-1394. ISSN 1756-8919

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    Abstract

    The development of veterinary oncology as a
    speciality has benefited from the changing role
    of companion animals in society, and the accessibility
    to treatment afforded by pet insurance
    schemes now means that, at least in financial
    terms, a diagnosis of cancer in our pets is no
    longer an automatic death sentence. Veterinary
    oncology is making significant inroads as a
    specialist field of veterinary internal medicine,
    reflected by the work of referral practices around
    the USA and Europe. Many are affiliated with
    veterinary schools, which are leading the way in
    the development and optimization of treatments
    for a range of veterinary cancers. The Veterinary
    Cancer Society and the European Association of
    Veterinary Oncology have grown into vibrant
    professional organizations to promote advances
    in veterinary oncology. What is particularly
    illuminating is that studies involving spontaneous
    veterinary cancers are now appearing in
    the mainstream cancer research journals – in
    fact, a recent issue of this journal dedicated a
    mini-focus to veterinary pharmaceuticals [1].
    Historically, efforts to merge the medical and

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
    Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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    Depositing User: Barbara Conway
    Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 16:31
    Last Modified: 04 Jul 2013 01:38
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/15567

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