Contagious Leukemia Killing East Coast Clams

April 9, 2015 4:00 PM

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THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A lethal marine cancer killing clams along North America's East Coast is contagious, new research indicates.

Scientists say they've traced leukemia outbreaks among soft-shell clams from New York to Canada back to one case of cancer, which was transmitted to other clams.

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