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Studying Ways to Suppress Oral Cancer in Cats

Oral squamous cell carcinoma, the most common oral cancer in cats, carries a poor prognosis because it aggressively destroys the jaw bone. Researchers will determine whether suppressing a tumor-produced molecule will limit the breakdown of bone tissue. If this treatment is successful, suppressing this molecule could help prevent bone loss and improve the prognosis.

Dr. Beth S. Lee, The Ohio State University