Working with the Devil to find a cure for cancer

Image: 'Tasmanian Devil resting' by Wayne McLean on wikicommons

Over the last two decades we’ve lost more than 80 percent of our Tasmanian Devils to a particularly malignant type of cancer that attacks their face. It’s also contagious.

But a team at the University of Tasmania has spearheaded new research that is showing very positive signs of a cure.

The approach is unusual: using cancer to fight cancer.

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Monday, March 13 2017
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Featured in storyDr David Pemberton, Manager of Save the Tasmanian Devil ProgramDr Carolyn Hogg, Research Manager for the Australasian Wildlife Genomics Group at the University of Sydney

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