Open Veterinary Journal

Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal 
ISSN 2218-6050 (Online), ISSN 2226-4485 (Print) 

"Review Article"

Comparative oncology: Integrating human and veterinary medicine

Faheem Sultan( 1,*) and Bilal Ahmad Ganaie(2)

Indian Council of Medical Research, GADVASU-Ludhiana Punjab-141004, India

National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal Haryana-132001, India



Cancer constitutes the major health problem both in human and veterinary medicine. Comparative oncology as an integrative approach offers to learn more about naturally occurring cancers across different species. Canine models have many advantages as they experience spontaneous disease, have many genes similar to human genes, five to seven-fold accelerated ageing compared to humans, respond to treatments similarly as humans do and health care levels second only to humans. Also, the clinical trials in canines could generate more robust data, as their spontaneous nature mimics real-life situations and could be translated to humans.

Keywords: Canine, Human, Oncology.


Cite this paper:

Sultan, F. and Ganaie, B.A. 2018. Comparative oncology: Integrating human and veterinary medicine. Open Vet. J. 8(1), 25-34.