October 2014 Issue

In The News: October 2014

Study Seeks a Vaccine to Prevent Skin Cancer

A pathologist at Massey University in New Zealand is studying the role that papillomavirus plays in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), a common skin cancer in cats. If caught and treated early, SCC can have a favorable outcome, according to the Cornell Feline Health Center. If the cancer’s eruptions, which can resemble scabbed sores, go unnoticed, however, it can prove fatal.

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