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About transmissible cancers

There are only three known naturally occurring transmissible cancers that can be passed between individuals by the transfer of living cancer cells. These are the canine transmissible venereal tumour (CTVT), the Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) and the disseminated neoplasia in soft-shell clams.

Click on the dog or Tasmanian devil below to learn more about the two transmissible cancers which our lab focuses on!

Canine Transmissible Venereal Disease Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease
Canine Transmissible Venereal Disease Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease

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

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