A cast of the Centrosaurus lower leg bone shows disfigurement by aggressive malignant bone cancer. Photo: Mark Crowther handout via ReutersA cast of the Centrosaurus lower leg bone shows disfigurement by aggressive malignant bone cancer. Photo: Mark Crowther handout via Reuters
A cast of the Centrosaurus lower leg bone shows disfigurement by aggressive malignant bone cancer. Photo: Mark Crowther handout via Reuters

Dinosaurs got cancer too, 76-million-year-old tumour shows

  • Scientists say plant-eating Centrosaurus found in Canada is first known example of one of these ancient reptiles afflicted with the disease
  • ‘Gnarly’ growth on animal’s leg bone was larger than an apple

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A cast of the Centrosaurus lower leg bone shows disfigurement by aggressive malignant bone cancer. Photo: Mark Crowther handout via ReutersA cast of the Centrosaurus lower leg bone shows disfigurement by aggressive malignant bone cancer. Photo: Mark Crowther handout via Reuters
A cast of the Centrosaurus lower leg bone shows disfigurement by aggressive malignant bone cancer. Photo: Mark Crowther handout via Reuters
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