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Dear Prof Natarajan

Can there be evidence of Leukemia in Pets viz dog, cat, Horse, Fish, Bird etc?.

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Prashant

Answer
Yes, animals can also develop cancer including leukemia. They undergo the same pain and suffering as humans do. They can have bleeding, pain and will not eat. Only way to detect and confirm diagnosis is by blood test. Test results will be similar to human leukemia.

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Thanemozhi Natarajan

Expertise

Answers in Genetics, genomics, cytogenetics of syndromes, congenital anomalies, cancer, clinical genomics and interpretation of omics data.

Experience

More than 10 years. Doctoral research thesis on Congenital anomalies and cytogenetics, Recurrent reproductive failure and chromosomal abnormalities. Postdoctoral experience in Breast cancer research. Current: Clinical Genomics and Pharmacogenomics.

Organizations
Academic

Publications
Cancer Cell International, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, Breast cancer research and treatment, Indian Journal of Pediatrics, BMC Proceedings, Pharmacogenetics and Genomics, Human Molecular Genetics, Frontiers in Genetics, Cancer Biomarkers.

Education/Credentials
PhD Biomedical Genetics

Awards and Honors
University Grants Commission Award for pursuing PhD level research (India); Travel awards to attend conferences.

Past/Present Clients
Post doctoral experience Cancer research, molecular epidemiology Current: Clininical Genomics and Pharmacogenomics

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