A Closer Look At Cancer
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Kjeld is a research scientist at the Technical University of Denmark.

                       

A Closer Look At Cancer

Why do we get cancer?  This question has bothered patients and doctors for centuries. But, perhaps the question should rather be: why do we not get cancer? We get potential cancer many millions of times every day. Cancer is caused by missegregation, a common mistake in cell division where one daughter cell gets a chromosome too many, and the other a chromosome too few. This happens in 0.01 to 4 percent of cell divisions. It is a dangerous situation in...

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