Tara Harrison

Tara Harrison

Raleigh, NC

Exotic Species Cancer Research Alliance//Arizona Cancer Evolution Center

Veterinarian/Assistant Clinical Professor/Co-founder and Lead Investigator Exotic Tumor Database

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Published on Mar 14, 2019

Elephants and cancer?

Elephants do get cancer, but work with our collaborators has shown that they get less cancer than would be expected for an animal that large and that long lived. This goes along with a theory calle...

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Published on Mar 04, 2019

The Promise of Comparative Oncology

The Promise of Comparative OncologyAsco-leader of the Comparative Oncology Project, funded by the Arizona Evolution and Cancer (ACE) Center, I am very excited about creating a tumor pathology and t...

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Published on Feb 27, 2019

Teaching future researchers

Not only are we working on learning more about cancer in zoo and exotic animal species, we are also teaching undergraduates about how to do research. We have been working with TRIO (https://trio.da...

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Published on Feb 15, 2019

We are at the Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology Symposium today working with human and veterinary oncologists to not only learn more about cancer and better models for learning about cancer in humans and canines, but also how we can use zoo ...

We are at the Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology Symposium today working with human and veterinary oncologists to not only learn more about cancer and better models for learning about cance...

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Published on Feb 13, 2019

Reptiles get cancer?!

We have been collaborating with numerous institutions to learn more about cancer in various reptiles. In contrast to many beliefs about disease in reptiles, at least in snakes, when they get cancer...

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Published on Feb 06, 2019

Leaping lemurs and cancer

February 6th, 2019Did you know that liver tumors such as hepatocelluar carcinomas are common in lemurs? Researchers don't know exactly what causes these tumors. Excess iron, viruses, and other car...

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Many thanks, Jeanne!
Feb 13, 2019
A tumor database and biobank to benefit all species
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Thank you so much! We appreciate your support!
Feb 13, 2019
A tumor database and biobank to benefit all species
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