Is cancer just a question of bad luck?

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“Doctor, what caused my cancer?” For doctors, this question is often perplexing. Some of the population risk factors are known, but when it comes to specific cases, only assumptions can be made. However, scientists have a growing understanding of the mechanisms underlying tumour development. Although some of these are rather polemical.

Two US researchers recently sparked controversy with their work on the role of “luck” in cancer. Their latest article was

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