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International Conference on
Veterinary Science

August 28-30, 2023 | London, UK
VET 2023

Ana Faustino

 Ana Faustino, Speaker at veterinary science conferences
University of Évora, Portugal
Title : Are animal models important? An overview of animal models of cancer.


Animal models have been used since early times to understand several diseases. Cancer is one of the most frequent diseases worldwide, accounting for approximately 10 million deaths in 2020. The most common cancers in 2020 were: breast, lung, colon and rectum, prostate, skin, and stomach. Cancer arises from the conversion of normal cells into initiated cells as a result of the interaction between intrinsic and extrinsic factors, namely physical agents, chemical agents and biological agents. In vivo studies are essential to improve and discover new strategies to prevent and treat cancer more effectively, improving patients’ lifespan and quality of life.

This presentation intends to describe the rodent models available for cancer study, highlighting their advantages and disadvantages, as well as their potential in the evaluation of several drugs and natural compounds for cancer treatment.


Ana Faustino is Professor at Department of Zootechnics of University of Évora and Researcher at CITAB/UTAD. She holds a Master in Veterinary Medicine and a European PhD in Veterinary Sciences. Animal models of cancer, tumoral angiogenesis and imaging are her main areas of interest. She has collaborating in several Financed Research projects. The results of her works were published in more than 250 publications in several formats. She received several prizes of scientific merit, and highlights and press honors. She has experience in supervising graduate and post-graduate students. She participated in several courses, workshops, international and national meetings. She is editorial member of several scientific journals and reviewer of more than 300 manuscripts. She is Guest Editor of two special issues in Veterinary Animals and in Life.