New research shows clues leading to a cure for cancer in humans may come from elephants.
The study is published in this week’s edition of “Jama”, the Journal of the American Medical Association, involving teams from Arizona State University and the University of Utah.
Biologists say elephants have a cancer rate of 5% compared to humans who have a cancer rate of 25%.
Research shows elephants have at least 40 extra genes that stop tumors long before they can even form.
This discovery could lead to more effective cancer treatment in humans.