Feline Vaccine-Associated Sarcomas
Version of Record online: 28 JUN 2008
© 2001 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 176–182, May 2001
How to Cite
McEntee, M. C. and Page, R. L. (2001), Feline Vaccine-Associated Sarcomas. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 15: 176–182. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2001.tb02308.x
- Issue online: 28 JUN 2008
- Version of Record online: 28 JUN 2008
- Accepted January 12, 2001.
- Computed tomography;
- Radiation therapy
Feline vaccine-associated sarcomas have presented many challenges. Initially, the etiopathogenesis and biological behavior of these tumors had to be characterized, and strategies implemented to move tumors away from problematic sites. Next, diagnostic and treatment recommendations evolved as the biologic behavior of vaccine-associated sarcomas forced early and aggressive intervention. Current therapeutic strategies are expensive, at times debilitating, and frequently fail to effect tumor control. This review summarizes the known history, epidemiology, etiology, and clinical management of vaccine-associated sarcomas after a decade of work. The next challenges must be to find more practical and effective solutions, and to eliminate the cause of vaccine-associated sarcomas.