Cancer: Just bad luck? Analysis suggests extrinsic causes in 70-90% of cases| Nature

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Takeaway

  • The analysis found between 70% to 90% of all cancers are caused, not by the bad luck of random mutations, but by behavioral, environmental, and other external factors.

Study design

  • Analysis of cancer risk compared to normal tissue cell division.
  • Analyses of data from the Surv...