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‘Gnarly’ tumor shows dinosaurs got cancer, too – The Jakarta Post – Jakarta Post

Centrosaurus, which lived 76 million years ago, is the first known example of a dinosaur afflicted by malignant cancer.

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When scientists first unearthed fossils of a horned dinosaur called Centrosaurus in the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Canada’s Alberta province in 1989, they spotted a badly malformed leg bone they figured was a healed fracture.
A fresh examination, researchers said on Monday, shows something different. The malformation was a manifestation of osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer, making this Centrosaurus, which lived 76 million years ago, the first known example of a dinosaur affli…

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