How cancer patterns in humans compare to those of other species remains largely unknown and there is an even bigger knowledge gap for rare cancers like male breast cancer. One Health is a convergence of human and animal healthcare that encourages cross-pollination of medical research uniting human and veterinary medicine. Recognising that breast cancer occurs spontaneously in other male species (e.g. primates, canines, felines), and knowing that no laboratory models exist for male breast cancer, which limits our ability to perform functional studies, we explored the feasibility of applying One Health to breast cancer in men by conducting a narrative review of the topic. Spontaneous development of breast cancer was reported in captive male primates and in companion canines and felines. Some parallels in tumour biology of human male breast cancer with canines and primates were found. The age distribution, pattern of biomarker expression and metastasis were similar, with mammary tumours typically detected after two-thirds of average lifespan. However, instances of triple negative and inflammatory breast cancer, which are rarely observed in human male breast cancer, were found in canines and histological classification was inconsistent between species. These disparities need redressing to enable full exploration of the One Health paradigm in rare cancers.

Exploring the one health paradigm in male breast cancer / Luo-Yng Tay, Kirsty; Cowan, George; Chatterji, Subarnarekha; Conti, Giulia; Speirs, Valerie. - In: JOURNAL OF MAMMARY GLAND BIOLOGY AND NEOPLASIA. - ISSN 1083-3021. - (2024). [10.1007/s10911-024-09560-6]

Exploring the one health paradigm in male breast cancer

Giulia Conti
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2024

Abstract

How cancer patterns in humans compare to those of other species remains largely unknown and there is an even bigger knowledge gap for rare cancers like male breast cancer. One Health is a convergence of human and animal healthcare that encourages cross-pollination of medical research uniting human and veterinary medicine. Recognising that breast cancer occurs spontaneously in other male species (e.g. primates, canines, felines), and knowing that no laboratory models exist for male breast cancer, which limits our ability to perform functional studies, we explored the feasibility of applying One Health to breast cancer in men by conducting a narrative review of the topic. Spontaneous development of breast cancer was reported in captive male primates and in companion canines and felines. Some parallels in tumour biology of human male breast cancer with canines and primates were found. The age distribution, pattern of biomarker expression and metastasis were similar, with mammary tumours typically detected after two-thirds of average lifespan. However, instances of triple negative and inflammatory breast cancer, which are rarely observed in human male breast cancer, were found in canines and histological classification was inconsistent between species. These disparities need redressing to enable full exploration of the One Health paradigm in rare cancers.
2024
male breast cancer; one health; canines; felines; primates
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Exploring the one health paradigm in male breast cancer / Luo-Yng Tay, Kirsty; Cowan, George; Chatterji, Subarnarekha; Conti, Giulia; Speirs, Valerie. - In: JOURNAL OF MAMMARY GLAND BIOLOGY AND NEOPLASIA. - ISSN 1083-3021. - (2024). [10.1007/s10911-024-09560-6]
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