3 Must-reads on veterinary mast cell tumors


These insightful articles highlight the modern diagnostic and treatment measures for feline and canine MCTs.

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Mast cell tumors (MCTs) are the most common type of skin tumor found in dogs and the second most common skin tumor in cats.1 To help broaden your knowledge on this widespread epidemic in the veterinary sector, we've selected 3 informative articles that are chock full of the latest diagnostic and treatment methods for patients with MCTs.

From a specific beagle's experience with MCTs to data displaying the best treatment options for feline splenic MCTs—there’s something for everyone. Happy reading!

  1. Clinical case study: Radiation therapy for facial mast cell tumor in a beagle: David Lurie, BVSc; DACVIM (Oncology); DACVR (Radiation Oncology), outlines each step of the process as this beagle undergoes radiation therapy for an MCT.
  2. Treatment options for feline splenic mast cell tumors: This research highlights the role of chemotherapy and supportive care on splenic MCT outcomes in cats.
  3. Take 5: Key points managing cutaneous mast cell tumors in dogs: Michael O. Childress, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), shares 5 critical points to be mindful of when deciding the most ideal course of therapy for canine cutaneous mast cell tumors.


Mast cell tumors. American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Accessed October 27, 2021. https://www.acvs.org/small-animal/mast-cell-tumors

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