Mammary Tumors

Mammary Tumors are tumors of the mammary gland, the most common tumors found in unspayed female dogs. Several subtypes exist but may segregate in the same families. Approximately half of the canine mammary tumors are malignant and have a high probability of developing distant metastases to lungs, central nervous system, abdominal organs and the skeleton.

Latest Research Update: We have identified several candidate regions by comparing the genomes of 200 affected and 200 unaffected English Springer Spaniels. The regions contain excellent candidate genes and we are now screening the regions to identify the exact genes and mutations.

Breeds: Boxer, Cocker Spaniel, Doberman Pincher, English Springer Spaniel, German Shepherd

Main collaborators: Henrik von Euler and Malin Melin (Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Sweden), Elizabeth McNeil (Tuft University), Frode Lingaas
(Norwegian School of Veterinary Science), Gerhard Rutteman (Utrecht University) and LUPA.

Main contact: Malin Melin, malin.melin@slu.se