Metastases in Amphibians

  • Miriam R. Anver
Part of the Cancer Growth and Progression book series (CAGP, volume 5)


Metastatic tumors, in general, are uncommon in amphibians. With the exception of the Lucke renal adenocarcinoma, a herpes-virus-associated spontaneous neoplasm of Rana pipiens (the leopard frog), the majority of spontaneous metastasizing tumors involve single animals (case reports). There are, however, several experimental systems which allow study of metastatic epithelial and hematopoietic neoplasms. These systems will be discussed in more detail in this chapter.


Skin Melanoma Leopard Frog Tiger Salamander Mast Cell Tumor Hematopoietic Neoplasm 
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