Discovering unknown causes of cancer through ‘fingerprints’ in DNA

Anne Li                                                                                                April 23rd, 2017


It’s a cliché, but prevention really is better than cure. We often talk of more than 4 in 10 cancers being preventable, through things like not smoking, cutting down on alcohol and maintaining a healthy weight. We can say this because of years of robust evidence. This evidence shows that these and other behaviours – along with things in our environment we can’t necessarily control – can cause cancer by damaging our cells’ DNA. But the picture of what causes cancer isn’t complete.


See original article at: https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/04/18/discovering-unknown-causes-of-cancer-through-fingerprints-in-dna/

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