Human and Other Mammalian Cells: Their Role in Risk Assessment

  • C. Borek


In recent years it has become increasingly clear that environmental factors including diet play a significant role in determining cancer rates. These factors are a composite of what people do, or what is done to them and are superimposed on the genetic makeup which may in part play a role as a risk determinant. Some of these risk factors may be available but as we have clearly seen in various talks this week the difficulty lies in characterizing them and in identifying agents which may interact in an additive or synergistic manner, thus potentiating their hazardous effects.


Human Cell Round Table Micrococcus Luteus Chinese Hamster Cell Rodent Cell 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Borek
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  1. 1.Radiation Research Laboratory and Dept. of PathologyColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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