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Aborting the birth of cancer

Can cells sense and stop uncontrolled division driven by cancer-promoting stimuli? Perhaps so, given evidence that aberrant division can trigger the cellular response to DNA damage — blocking growth — at early stages in human cancer.

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Figure 1: Sensing and stopping wayward cell divisions.


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Venkitaraman, A. Aborting the birth of cancer. Nature 434, 829–830 (2005).

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