Dogs with common tumor may help people with rare oral tumors

2021-11-24

Canine acanthomatous ameloblastoma and human ameloblastoma are driven by the same mutations, suggesting that dogs are good models for treatments that would benefit both species, according to a study in Scientific Reports. CAA is a nonmetastatic tumor that's common in dogs, while ameloblastoma is an oral tumor that is rare but serious in humans.

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