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Risk factors and random chances


The discovery that the estimated number of stem-cell divisions in a tissue correlates with cancer incidence suggests that the varying probability of developing cancer in different tissues is mostly down to random mutations.

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Wodarz, D., Zauber, A. Risk factors and random chances. Nature 517, 563–564 (2015).

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