[extropy-chat] [Biomed] Contagious Cancer

Martin Striz mstriz at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 16:34:28 UTC 2006

On 8/17/06, J. Andrew Rogers <andrew at ceruleansystems.com> wrote:

> This reminds me of a small and somewhat remote town ("small" = ~500
> people) I lived in growing up, that had a number of instances of the
> same kind of fatal cancer over a couple year period.  A few
> government agencies took a keen interest but after exhaustive studies
> could find no plausible environmental factors (e.g. contaminants)
> that could explain how so many people in such  a small population
> could develop the same kind of cancer at roughly the same time.  And
> it disappeared as abruptly as it had come.  It would seem that the
> spontaneous formation of a contagious cancer could reasonably explain
> that pattern, though at the time people would have thought you were
> crazy to suggest such a thing was even possible.

What type of cancer was it?

The original paper: http://www.striz.org/docs/canine-transmissable-cancer.pdf


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