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Research

We use genetics, genomics and molecular biology to understand the origins, evolution and disease dynamics of the DFTD and CTVT clones. We also study genetic factors influencing host susceptibility, disease pathogenesis and treatment responses. We aim to understand how DFTD and CTVT have emerged and adapted to their hosts with the goal of developing DFTD and CTVT treatment options and using transmissible cancers to gain general insights into cancer evolution.

If you are a vet who is familiar with CTVT, please get involved in our research!

Our research is supported by:

  • Wellcome Trust
  • Leverhulme Trust
  • Royal Society
  • National Science Foundation
  • Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal

A shaggy dog story: The contagious cancer that conquered the world

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