2018-04-12 - Cristian Tomasetti - Cancer etiology, evolution and early detection

Abstract: 
The standard paradigm in cancer etiology is that inherited factors and lifestyle, environmental exposures are the causes of cancer. I will present recent findings indicating that a third cause, never considered before, plays a large role: "bad luck", i.e. the pure chance involved in DNA replication when cells divide. Novel mathematical and statistical methodologies for distinguishing among these causes will also be introduced. I will then conclude with a new approach for the early detection of cancer.
Affiliation: 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Date: 
Apr 12, 2018