Cancer biology: infectious tumour cells

Nature. 2006 Sep 7;443(7107):35-6. doi: 10.1038/443035a.

Abstract

New evidence is mounting that cancer cells can evolve to become infectious agents and be transmitted between individuals.

Publication types

  • News

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Disease Transmission, Infectious / statistics & numerical data
  • Dog Diseases / genetics
  • Dog Diseases / pathology
  • Dog Diseases / transmission*
  • Dogs
  • Facial Neoplasms / etiology
  • Facial Neoplasms / pathology
  • Facial Neoplasms / veterinary
  • Female
  • Histocompatibility Antigens / immunology
  • Humans
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical / veterinary*
  • Models, Biological
  • Neoplasm Transplantation / immunology
  • Neoplasm Transplantation / statistics & numerical data
  • Pregnancy
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Venereal Tumors, Veterinary / etiology*
  • Venereal Tumors, Veterinary / genetics
  • Venereal Tumors, Veterinary / pathology*

Substances

  • Histocompatibility Antigens