Other lab animal models

For various reasons, some researchers pursue knowledge on the biology and physiology of cells and tumors in models that have features that are different from those of rats and mice. For some models there are benefits of size, historical framework, and tractable features that support the routes of inquiry more readily.  These include rabbits, hamsters, and zebrafish that are regularly used in laboratory investigations of cancer.

To learn more about the uses of these animals in these pursuits, explore the navigation links at the left. These examples do not endorse any specific approaches, compounds, or conclusions from the research.  They are provided as samples of the types of research that have been undertaken using a given model system.