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  1. 'Complementary' care eases chemotherapy experience

    Contributor(s):: Ince, S.

  2. A bond beyond friendship: dog, man, and comparative oncology

    Contributor(s):: Borgatti, A., Buracco, P.

    "Comparative oncology" refers to a discipline that integrates spontaneously-arising tumors in veterinary patients with studies of cancer biology, progression, and therapy. Unlike artificially-induced tumors in rodents whose "instantaneous" development does not reflect the pathogenesis of human...

  3. A Lesson on Aging From Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Walker, Blair S.

  4. A Proof of Concept: Are Detection Dogs a Useful Tool to Verify Potential Biomarkers for Lung Cancer?

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Carola Fischer-Tenhagen, Dorothea Johnen, Irene Nehls, Roland Becker

    Early and reliable diagnostic test is essential for effective therapy of lung cancer. Volatile organic compounds that are characteristic for cancer could serve as valuable biomarkers in cancer diagnosis. Both trace analytical and detection dog approaches give some evidence for the existence of...

  5. A scoring system to evaluate physical condition and quality of life in geriatric zoo mammals

    | Contributor(s):: Follmi, J., Steiger, A., Walzer, C., Robert, N., Geissbuhler, U., Doherr, M. G., Wenker, C.

    The decision to perform euthanasia in geriatric zoo mammals is usually a highly complex procedure involving ethical, medical, emotional and sometimes political factors. However, subsequent necropsies show that the pathological changes of organs and/or the musculoskeletal system are often already...

  6. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results

    | Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.

  7. A systematic literature review of animal-assisted interventions in oncology (part II): theoretical mechanisms and frameworks

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) can improve patients' quality of life as complementary medical treatments. Part I of this 2-paper systematic review focused on the methods and results of cancer-related AAIs; Part II discusses the theories of the field's investigators. Researchers...

  8. An Alternative Approach for Investigating the Carcinogenicity of Indoor Air Pollution: Pets as Sentinels of Environmental Cancer Risk

    | Contributor(s):: John A. Bukowski, Daniel Wartenberg

    Traditionally, the cancer risks associated with radon, environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and similar indoor residential exposures have been evaluated through either laboratory experiments in rodents or epidemiology studies in people. Laboratory studies have the advantage of being controlled...

  9. Animal assisted intervention for oncology and palliative care patients: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Diniz Pinto, K., Vieira de Souza, C. T., Benamor Teixeira, M. L., Fragoso da Silveira Gouvêa, M. I.

  10. Animal instincts

    | Contributor(s):: Huff, Charlotte

  11. Animal-assisted activity among patients with cancer: effects on mood, fatigue, self-perceived health, and sense of coherence

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, R. A., Meadows, R. L., Haubner, J. S., Sevedge, K.

  12. Animal-Assisted Therapy and Counseling Support for Women With Breast Cancer: An Exploration of Patient's Perceptions

    | Contributor(s):: White, J. H., Quinn, M., Garland, S., Dirkse, D., Wiebe, P., Hermann, M., Carlson, L. E.

  13. Animal-assisted therapy for improving human health

    | Contributor(s):: Cevizci, S., Erginoz, E., Baltas, Z.

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or Pet Therapy is an adjunctive therapy that takes advantage of human and animal interaction, activates physiological and psychological mechanisms, and initiates positive changes to improve metabolic health. In recent years, this interaction is use to treat...

  14. Another sniffer dog for the clinic?

    | Contributor(s):: Church, J., Williams, H.

  15. Assessment and treatment of nonpain conditions in life-limiting disease

    | Contributor(s):: Villalobos, A. E.

  16. Assisted therapy with dogs in cancer services

  17. Behavioral virilization in a brood mare [due to neoplastic ovary]

    | Contributor(s):: Fretz, P. B.

  18. Big Al, dog detective

    | Contributor(s):: Forman, H.

  19. Big Al, dog detective

    | Contributor(s):: Forman, H.

  20. Big Al, dog detective

    | Contributor(s):: Forman, H.