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I realize that AIDS can be "injected" into a person, and this has brought me to wonder of it is the same with cancer. Can cancer be passed on by injection?



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Yes. Cancer researchers frequently cause cancer in lab animals by injecting cancerous cells into a healthy animal. That way, they know that they are studying exactly the same type of cancer every time.

Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Director
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois


Although there are some viruses which can increase risk of cancer and these viruses can be transmitted from person to person, cancer is not known to be transmitted from person to person.

Peter Faletra Ph.D.
Office of Science
Department of Energy



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