The common biology of cancer and ageing

Toren Finkel, Manuel Serrano, Maria A. Blasco

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At first glance, cancer and ageing would seem to be unlikely bedfellows. Yet the origins for this improbable union can actually be traced back to a sequence of tragic - and some say unethical - events that unfolded more than half a century ago. Here we review the series of key observations that has led to a complex but growing convergence between our understanding of the biology of ageing and the mechanisms that underlie cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)767-774
Number of pages8
Issue number7155
StatePublished - Aug 16 2007
Externally publishedYes

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