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Do crocodiles and alligators hold the key to cancer treatment?

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3763 (Published 07 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3763
  1. Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui,
  2. Salwa Mansoor,
  3. Naveed Ahmed Khan
  1. Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sunway University, Selangor, 47500, Malaysia.
  1. naveed5438{at}gmail.com

By 2030, the global cancer burden is expected to nearly double, growing to 21.4 million cases and 13.2 million deaths. Cancer is often linked to environmental pollutants, chemicals, infectious agents, genetics, hormones, and radiation.

From visits to crocodile sanctuaries, it is evident that crocodiles can live in unhygienic conditions; feed on rotten …

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