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CDC Researchers Link Cancer Cells From Parasite to Human Tumors

Thursday, November 05, 2015   (0 Comments)

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have discovered cancer cells originating in a common tapeworm may take root in people with weakened immune systems, causing cancer-like tumors. It is the first known case of a person becoming ill from cancer cells that arose in a parasite – in this case, Hymenolepis nana, the dwarf tapeworm.


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