• Researchers at Kiel University, the Catholic University of Croatia and other institutions discovered that hydra — tiny, coral-like polyps that emerged hundreds of millions of years ago — form tumors similar to those found in humans.
  • New research indicates that cancer genes, and the mechanisms that allow tumor cells to evade death and invade healthy tissue, "have deep evolutionary roots," the researchers wrote.
  • Researchers are careful to clarify that they don’t mean there is nothing you can do to fight it, as medical technology will allow us to oftentimes successfully treat and clean a patient completely and forever of troublemaking cells.

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