All posts tagged james degregori

  • Evolution.Moth

    Childhood leukemias forged by different evolutionary forces than in older adults

    Paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that the evolutionary force of genetic drift contributes to the ability of cancerous cells to overtake populations of healthy cells in young children. In contrast, genetic drift contributes almost not at all to leukemia formation in adults.

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Evolution
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Radiation
Math
Molecularly targeted therapies hold promise for many pediatric cancers, but at what cost? Image: Flickr/Cliff1066
Cancer-Catching Net
Changing tissue landscape and not necessarily accumulated oncogenic mutations drives higher cancer rates in the elderly. Image: Mick Jagger, cc license.
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