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Medical News Today: Cancer not mainly down to 'bad luck,' finds stem cell study

A 2015 study claimed most cancer cases are down to random DNA mutations accumulated over time, but new research suggests this is not the case.
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A statistical model has been created that measures the proportion of cancer incidence, across many tissue types, caused mainly by random mutations that occur when stem cells divide. By this measure, two-thirds of adult cancer incide...

Two-Thirds of Cancer Cases Are Simply Down to Bad Luck

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'Bad Luck' of Random Mutations Plays Predominant Role in Cancer, Study Shows

Health : Newswise Medical News

Scientists from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have created a statistical model that measures the proportion of cancer incidence, across many tissue types, caused mainly by random mutations that occur when stem cells divide....

Medical News Today: Most cancer cases 'caused by lifestyle, environment - not bad luck'

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2/3 Of Cancer Cases Just Bad Luck

US Politics / Liberal : Alan Colmes' Liberaland

Researchers have discovered that 2/3 of cancer incidences are just bad luck because of random mutations. The researchers said on Thursday random DNA mutations accumulating in various parts of the body during ordinary cell division a...

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