Scope of comparative oncology in India

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2015,4,1,75-76.
Published:January 2015
Type:Letter to Editor
Author(s) affiliations:

Shantibhusan Senapati, Sujit Suklabaidya, Susen K Panda1

Institute of Life Sciences, An Autonomous Institute of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, Odisha, India

1Department of Veterinary Pathology, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Odisha, India



Dogs are the most preferable companion animal in biomedical research, and this is mostly due to their anatomical and physiological similarity with humans. Studies on dogs have opened a significant opportunity for translational research. The information obtained from these studies has a positive impact on advancing both human and animal health care. Therefore, in advanced countries aggressive collaborative efforts are being made to harness the benefits of comparative oncology studies. Unfortunately, the Indian cancer research and veterinary science communities have grossly ignored this field. Read more . . .