• CTVT: the Cancer ‘Parasite’ that Sailed With Dogs

    CTVT: the Cancer ‘Parasite’ that Sailed With Dogs0

    Title: Somatic evolution and global expansion of an ancient transmissible cancer lineage Published: August 2, 2019Journal: ScienceAuthors: Adrian Baez-Ortega (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK) and colleaguesDOI: 10.1126/science.aau9923 Take-home messages The canine transmissible venereal tumour (CTVT) is a sexually-transmitted cancer The cancer lineage first arose from its founder dog 4000 to 8500 years ago, likely in Asia CTVT underwent a