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An idea about the origin of cancer

Postby nicobzz » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:49 am

Hi All

I was a medicine student in France, but I'm still very interested in biology

After hearing that in cancer there is lot of mutation in gene for proteins which separate the two part of the DNA. So i think that the cause of cancer come from that if there is too much mutations in those genes for those proteins, then there is to much torque in the DNA, so it's harder to separate the two part of the DNA and it's harder to repair the DNA, by this way there is more and more mutations in the DNA, sometimes mutations on oncogenes which them really create the cancer.
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Postby JackBean » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:40 am

medicine student which is still interested in biology? That sounds scary.
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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Re: An idea about the origin of cancer

Postby jonmoulton » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:29 pm

Hmm. If instead of "So I think that the cause of cancer ..." you wrote "So I think that a factor sometimes increasing cancer ..." then I think you have a reasonable and testable hypothesis. However, one-size-fits-all cancer mechanisms are often proposed and quashed by data. Perhaps this contributes to some cancers, but there are many paths arriving there. There is an amazingly complex landscape of genetic variations in cancers.
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Re: An idea about the origin of cancer

Postby Ahsmeah » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:19 am

jonmoulton wrote:Hmm. If instead of "So I think that the cause of cancer ..." you wrote "So I think that a factor sometimes increasing cancer ..." then I think you have a reasonable and testable hypothesis. However, one-size-fits-all cancer mechanisms are often proposed and quashed by data. Perhaps this contributes to some cancers, but there are many paths arriving there. There is an amazingly complex landscape of genetic variations in cancers.

Excluding the last sentence, that's pretty much what I was going to say, but with a smaller vocabulary. Hehe


Maybe you should get your hypothesis tested, there. :D
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