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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 28 June 2006
Vol. 2006, Issue 10, p. nf16
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2006.10.nf16]

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The Age of Cancer

Cancer cells quiet gene behind premature aging disorder

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2006/10/nf16

Abstract: The biggest risk factor for cancer isn't smoking or bad diet or anything a person can avoid. It's growing old. New findings might help explain the connection between aging and cancer. According to the study, a gene that's faulty in a disorder that resembles accelerated aging shuts down in many cancers.

Citation: M. Leslie, The Age of Cancer. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2006 (10), nf16 (2006).

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