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Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 27
Release date: Dec 1 2010
Last update date: Mar 22 2012
Access: Public
Diseases: Breast Neoplasms, Dog Diseases, Fibrocystic Breast Disease, Neoplasms
Dataset link Metastatic Canine Mammary Carcinomas

Experimental Protocol

Thirteen simple mammary carcinomas with invasive growth and lymph node metastases at the time of tumor resection and 14 simple carcinomas without lymph node metastases were included in the study. None of the patients had radiographically detectable pulmonary metastases at the time of tumor resection. Distant metastases as the cause of death were determined postoperatively by radiographic detection of metastases or necropsy. Selection criteria for carcinomas without lymph node metastases included an invasive growth, a negative lymph node status, a histological grade III and a minimal tumor diameter above the average of the lymph node positive tumors (> 2.42 cm). All animals with non-metastatic carcinomas had a survival rate of over 24 months except animal no. 22 (2627) which developed radiographic detectable lung metastases 8 months after surgery. Tumor and lymph node histologies were evaluated independently by two board-certified pathologists, following the criteria of the WHO classification of canine mammary tumors and the Nottingham grading system. All 27 tumors were simple carcinomas and characterized by an invasive, mostly solid growth pattern, marked cellular pleomorphism, anisokaryosis and 3 or more mitotic figures per high power field.










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