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Biochemistry (Moscow)

, Volume 82, Issue 1, pp 86–87 | Cite as

Response to comments by V. N. Manskikh: “Do external or internal factors lead to tumor development? It is still unknown”

  • A. V. LichtensteinEmail author
Discussion

Abstract

The opinion is presented according to which the “bad luck” hypothesis (Tomasetti, C., and Vogelstein, B. (2015) Science, 347, 78–81), which has recently received experimental confirmation, has the right to exist, and its criticisms are largely unfounded.

Keywords

cancer “bad luck” hypothesis carcinogenesis mutagenesis external and internal factors cancer prevention 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of CarcinogenesisBlokhin Cancer Research CenterMoscowRussia

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