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Estimating canine cancer incidence: findings from a population-based tumour registry in northwestern Italy

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, June 2017
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Title
Estimating canine cancer incidence: findings from a population-based tumour registry in northwestern Italy
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12917-017-1126-0
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Authors

Elisa Baioni, Eugenio Scanziani, Maria Claudia Vincenti, Mauro Leschiera, Elena Bozzetta, Marzia Pezzolato, Rosanna Desiato, Silvia Bertolini, Cristiana Maurella, Giuseppe Ru

Abstract

Canine cancer registry data can be put to good use in epidemiological studies. Quantitative comparison of tumour types may reveal unusual cancer frequencies, providing directions for research and generation of hypotheses of cancer causation in a specific area, and suggest leads for identifying risk factors. Here we report canine cancer incidence rates calculated from a population-based registry in an area without any known specific environmental hazard. In its 90 months of operation from 2001 to 2008 (the observation period in this study), the population-based Piedmont Canine Cancer Registry collected data on 1175 tumours confirmed by histopathological diagnosis. The incidence rate was 804 per 100,000 dog-years for malignant tumours and 897 per 100,000 dog-years for benign tumours. Higher rates for all cancers were observed in purebred dogs, particularly in Yorkshire terrier and Boxer. The most prevalent malignant neoplasms were cutaneous mastocytoma and hemangiopericytoma, and mammary gland complex carcinoma and simplex carcinoma. The Piedmont canine cancer registry is one of few of its kind whose operations have been consistently supported by long-term public funding. The registry-based cancer incidence rates were estimated with particular attention to the validity of data collection, thus minimizing the potential for bias. The findings on cancer incidence rates may provide a reliable reference for comparison studies. Researches conducted on dogs, used as sentinels for community exposure to environmental carcinogens, can be useful to detect excess risks in the incidence of malignant tumours in the human population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 166 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 27 16%
Student > Master 23 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 10%
Researcher 15 9%
Student > Postgraduate 15 9%
Other 34 20%
Unknown 36 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 76 46%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 4%
Unspecified 4 2%
Other 13 8%
Unknown 40 24%

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