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Role of stem-cell divisions in cancer risk

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  1. Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Department of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 550 North Broadway, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA

    • Cristian Tomasetti
  2. Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA

    • Cristian Tomasetti
  3. Department of Mathematics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA

    • Rick Durrett
  4. Department of Statistics, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA

    • Marek Kimmel
  5. Laboratoire de Probabilités & Modéles Aléatoires, UMPC Université Paris 06, 75252 Paris, France

    • Amaury Lambert
    •  & Giovanni Parmigiani
  6. Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA

    • Giovanni Parmigiani
  7. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10017, USA

    • Ann Zauber
  8. Ludwig Center & Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 1650 Orleans Street St, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA

    • Bert Vogelstein


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C.T. and B.V. conceived and designed the research. C.T., R.D., M.K., A.L., G.P., A.Z. and B.V. performed related research. C.T. and B.V. wrote the first draft of the article and all authors contributed to the submitted version.

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