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Animals in Research

Zebrafish and Anti-Cancer Drugs

Cancer is a complicated, devastating disease that has affected many lives.  New cancer treatments are continually developed because cancer cells change and resist treatment. Other treatments may work for one kind of cancer, but not another. New drugs must be evaluated in animals before they can be given to humans…

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Chicken

Ovarian cancer is diagnosed in 225,000 women every year, accounting for 4% of all cancers. There are not many signs of early stages of cancer and it is often found only in its very late stages, when it is often fatal. Ovarian cancer spontaneously occurs very often in the chicken. Its…

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Animals in Research

Golden syrian hamster in a tube

Golden Syrian hamsters are susceptible to a virus called SV40 which is related to human-associated viruses in a family called polyomaviruses.  SV40 is a virus that causes cancer in hamsters making them a valuable model for studying how these types of viruses may cause cancer in humans in hopes to…

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