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For more than 60 years, we have known that the incidence of certain common human cancers increases with age. Recently in Science, Tomasetti and Vogelstein (2015) refined this model by providing a potential explanation, arguing that early random mutational events within individual stem cells of regenerating organs may underlie this correlation.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.stem.2015.01.009

Type

Journal article

Journal

Cell Stem Cell

Publication Date

05/02/2015

Volume

16

Pages

111 - 112

Keywords

Cell Division, Humans, Neoplasms, Stem Cells