Elephants could provide cancer insights, research suggests

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Elephants could provide cancer insights
Ken Rosato has the details on the lack of a link between elephants and cancer.

Studies suggest elephants may be able to help find a cure for cancer.

Researchers say even though elephants have trillions more cells than humans, less than 5 percent die of cancer.

That's compared to a 25 percent cancer mortality rate for humans.

Researchers are hoping to study elephants and other animals they say naturally resist cancer, hoping to uncover a way to treat patients in the future.


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