Dinosaurs and Cancer: A Podcast
Cancer is a dreadful disease. In some ways, it is actually a disorder or malfunction of the body. While its details are still fuzzy, considering the large number and types of cancer, it appears as an emergence resulting from a lack of coordination of various systems inside the body.
Scientists have always been looking for the origins of Cancer. Recently they have found concrete proof of cancer existence in animals dating back to the dinosaurs.
David Evans, senior curator of Paleontology at the Royal Museum of Ontario in Toronto has identified bone cancer from a so-called “Centrosaurus” dinosaur from around 70–75 million years ago.
The study has been presented in the journal Lancet Oncology .
- Seper Ekhtiari et al, First case of osteosarcoma in a dinosaur: a multimodal diagnosis