25 Facts About Sharks

#16 – Sharks and Cancer

Did you know that sharks aren’t that susceptible to malignancies as other types of fish? That interesting fact about sharks made scientists to perform numerous types of research into a shark’s defense against the deadliest disease in the world, cancer. Those types of research are still active. Scientists believe that they’ll soon find out why sharks are less prone to cancer.

But, why are they so curious about sharks rarely getting cancer? Because finding out how sharks eliminate cancer cells from their body would mean that a cure for cancer would be found.