Similarities In Dog And Human Breast Cancer Pre-malignant Lesions Found
Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2007 at 3:56 am in Veterinary/Medical, Misc. Pet Info., News for Cats, Dogs & Owners, National Dog, Cat & Pet Info, Dogs.
By Emily Huh
DogPre-malignant mammary lesions in dogs and humans display many of the same characteristics, a discovery that could lead to better understanding of breast cancer progression and prevention for people and pets, said a Purdue University scientist from the School of Veterinary Medicine.
A group of scientists including Sulma Mohammed have found similarities between benign lesions that are considered to carry risk for developing breast cancer in both canines and humans.
â€œDogs develop these lesions spontaneously in contrast to other available models and are exposed to the same environmental risk factors as humans,â€