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Cancer Genetics in the Clinic

  • Fred Bunz
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Abstract

The cancer gene theory has provided an intellectual framework for understanding how cancers arise and how they grow. We can now appreciate how somatic mutations promote the evolutionary growth of neoplasia, and how germline mutations can affect cancer risk. These insights rank among the great accomplishments of modern science. Most importantly, the cancer gene theory guides the most promising efforts to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure cancer.

Keywords

Cancer Gene TP53 Mutation Primary Cilium Base Excision Repair Immune Checkpoint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred Bunz
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  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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