Cancer by chance? Do not bet against yourself

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The Huffington Post publishes an extensive report on cancer-causing mutations, with a special focus on random DNA errors that occur when self-renewing cells divide, according to a recent paper published in Science by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. 

The report includes declarations of several experts on cancer studies, among them IRB Barcelona research associates Elena Sancho, in the Colorectal Cancer Lab, and Gloria Pascual, in the Stem Cells and Cancer Lab. "Does this means that we can do as we please because whatever we do, we'll have the same probability of having cancer? The answer is a resounding no", stresses Elena Sancho. 

Link to The Huffington Post