Malignant mammary tumors: Biologic behavior, prognostic factors, and therapeutic approach in cats

Jacqueline M Wypij, Timothy M Fan, Louis Philippe De Lorimier

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Abstract

Malignant mammary neoplasia is a common tumor affecting cats, with a well-described clinical course and documented risk factors. Although the efficacies of adjunctive treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy are being investigated, the mainstay of current treatment is aggressive surgical intervention. Accepted prognostic factors include tumor size, extent of surgery, histologic grade, and presence of metastatic disease. Current research focuses on delineating the biologic pathways involved in malignant transformation in the hopes of providing new preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic options for our feline patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-366
Number of pages15
JournalVeterinary Medicine
Volume101
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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