Cancer Prevention Research in Animals

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Last Modified: September 17, 2012

Question

Is there any research into cancer prevention in animals?

Erika Krick, VMD, DACVIM Veterinary Medical Oncologist, University of Pennsylvania, responds:

Answer

Most research related to cancer in veterinary patients focuses on cancer causes and treatment, not prevention yet. Currently there is no specific recommendation to prevent cancer in pets other than a healthy lifestyle (good diet, regular vet checkups, etc.). No smoking or drinking either.

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire transcript from When a Beloved Pet has Cancer.

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