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Cancer Not Mainly Down to ‘Bad Luck,’ Finds Stem Cell Study

October 4, 2016

(Medical News Today) – Last year, a controversial study suggested the majority of cancer cases are down to “bad luck” – that is, random DNA mutations in adult stem cells that are not caused by lifestyle factors. A new study contradicts this claim; while bad luck does play a role cancer development, researchers find it is unlikely to be the primary contributor.

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