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Searching for Cancer-Causing Viruses in Cats

Veterinary scientists struck a major blow against feline lymphoma in the 1960s with the discovery that feline leukemia virus was the cause of most lymphomas. Despite this success, lymphoma remains the most common cancer affecting cats, leading researchers to speculate that other, as yet unidentified, viruses might be a cause. In this study, researchers will collect cancer and blood samples from cats and screen them for unidentified cancer-causing viruses. If these viruses are found, the information will be used to develop safer, more effective treatments for cats with cancer-causing viruses. 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Julia A. Beatty, University of Sydney, Australia


Study ID: D15FE-001