Cancer Prevention: Of Wind and Wave, Ship and Sail

February 4, 2015 8:03 PM

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Cancer Prevention: Of Wind and Wave, Ship and Sail

A recent cell culture study generated widespread media attention and propagated the notion that cancer is mostly a random event. That is a very egregious distortion. I am delighted and honored, as the Ronald B. Herberman Speaker at National Cancer Prevention Day, sponsored by Lesscancer.org, to have an opportunity on February 4 to help set the record straight. Here's a bit of a sneak preview.

First, regarding that recent study, the researchers studied the rate of potentially cancer-causing genetic mutations in different tissues. They then extrapolated potential cancer occurrences, based on a computer model derived from the number and frequency of cell divisions, and the frequency of muta...

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