September 2014 Issue

Promising Drugs for Mast Cell Tumors

Research shows that 50 percent of cancerous cases respond to treatment with certain chemotherapy drugs

Mast cell tumors represent one of the most common types of tumors affecting the feline spleen, skin and intestines, yet few studies have focused on determining the optimal treatment for cats. While surgical removal of tumors continues to be the treatment choice for mast cell tumors (MCTs), new research indicates that certain chemotherapy drugs might offer promise for more serious cases of malignant MCTs.

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