Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 3 October 2001
Vol. 2001, Issue 1, p. oa3
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2001.1.oa3]

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Dangerous Liaisons

Although still in its infancy, research on the relation between cancer and aging is illuminating why age is the greatest risk factor for cancer

Marina Chicurel

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2001/1/oa3

Abstract: More often than not, cancer appears hand in hand with old age. Cancer is wedded to the progression of time through its need to accumulate multiple mutations. But some studies suggest a potentially deeper relation in which aging supplies cancer with a unique terrain where it can thrive. Although unresolved questions abound about the relation between cancer and aging, basic scientific insights are emerging, as are new ideas for keeping the lethal disease at bay.

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