An overview of the world literature on spontaneous tumors in nonhuman primates.

Bibliographic Collection: 
MOCA Reference, APE
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Beniashvili, D S
Year of Publication: 1989
Journal: J Med Primatol
Volume: 18
Issue: 6
Pagination: 423-37
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 0047-2565
Keywords: Age Factors, Animals, Incidence, Neoplasms, Primates

A review of the world literature has revealed a total of 783 spontaneous neoplasms that have occurred in nonhuman primates, all similar to tumors in human beings. Carcinomas were the most frequently reported. Neoplasms occurred most frequently in older animals as they generally do in man. There were more reports on neoplasms in baboons and macaques than in other species. The digestive system was more commonly affected than were other organ systems.

Alternate Journal: J. Med. Primatol.
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