Navigation Links
Cancer is avoidable as you grow older. Here's how.
Date:7/14/2014

Is cancer an inevitable consequence of aging?

Although it is widely thought that cancer is an inevitable consequence of aging, the risk of developing several common cancers decreases with age.

Researchers have long been puzzled by the apparent decrease with age in the risk of developing certain adult cancers.

A possible solution to this puzzle was presented in a recent paper published in Biophysical Reviews and Letters by Professor James P. Brody of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine.

"Most cancers have a characteristic age at which they occur. Testicular cancers mostly occur from age 25-40, bone sarcomas in the teens. Beyond the characteristic age, the incidence of these cancers decreases. Several common cancers appear to have a characteristic age greater than the typical lifespan. Observations of these cancers have led to the belief that the incidence of these cancer increases without limit.

However I believe that we just don't see the decrease of the incidence for some common forms of cancer because people don't live long enough to see it.

One possible explanation is that many cancers originate early in life, possibly before birth. This is called the developmental origin of disease hypothesis. If true, this suggests that a test could be developed that would determine whether a person might develop a specific form of cancer decades before they actually develop it.

Ultimately this test would lead to earlier diagnosis and preventing many forms of cancer from ever developing to the life threatening stage.

Cancer research has three general focal points: how can we diagnose tumors earlier, how can we treat cancer patients to prolong and enhance their lives, and how do tumors originate. This work provides insight into how cancers originate and it may ultimately lead to an understanding of how to reduce the number of cancer patients.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jason Lim Chongjin
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Antibody halts cancer-related wasting condition
2. Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer
3. Sunshine vitamin ups bowel cancer survival odds, study finds
4. Gene mutation may lead to treatment for liver cancer
5. Variations in key gene predict cancer patients risk for radiation-induced toxicity
6. Brain tumor invasion along blood vessels may lead to new cancer treatments
7. DNA origami nano-tool provides important clue to cancer
8. Blocking cells movement to stop the spread of cancer
9. Safer, cheaper building blocks for future anti-HIV and cancer drugs
10. Purdue-designed tool helps guide brain cancer surgery
11. OHSU Knight Cancer Institute researcher wins prestigious early-career award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Cancer is avoidable as you grow older. Here's how.
(Date:5/6/2017)... 2017 RAM Group , Singaporean ... breakthrough in biometric authentication based on a ... to perform biometric authentication. These new sensors are based ... by Ram Group and its partners. This sensor will ... chains and security. Ram Group is a next ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced Design and Manufacturing ... feature emerging and evolving technology through its 3D Printing ... run alongside the expo portion of the event and ... demonstrations focused on trending topics within 3D printing and ... manufacturing event will take place June 13-15, 2017 at the ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... -- NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:   NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" ... of independent Directors Mr. Robin D. Richards and ... furthering the company,s corporate governance and expertise. ... Gino Pereira , Chief Executive Officer ... guidance and benefiting from their considerable expertise as we move ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:9/20/2017)... , ... September 20, 2017 ... ... published findings of a study examining the effects of exoskeleton-assisted walking on ... cord injury (SCI). The article, "Neuromechanical adaptations during a robotic powered exoskeleton ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... Participants of ... a high-performance fume hood. Along with the advantages and disadvantages of ductless, filtered ... ducted hoods in the laboratory. , Attendees will learn from an industry expert ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... FRANCISCO , Sept. 19, 2017 ValGenesis ... Solutions (VLMS) is pleased to announce the strategic partnership ... to provide clients with validation services using the latest ... partner, VTI will provide clients with efficient and cost-effective ... a marketing partner for the ValGenesis VLMS system. ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Transportable biomass conversion facilities and the economics ... the topic of a September 27 webinar hosted by the Waste ... biomass conversion facilities for producing biochar, briquettes, and torrefied wood, biomass supply chains ...
Breaking Biology Technology: