Cancer is the #1 disease killer of children. But doctors and researchers at CHoR and VCUHS are on a mission to change that.
This is where the zebrafish comes in. 84% of the genes known to be associated with human disease have a zebrafish counterpart.
Because of this- as well as their small size, frequent reproduction, and rapid development-they've become the prime model for cancer research. VCUHS houses one of only a handful of zebrafish labs here in the U.S.