Biology of cancer and aging

F. F. Holmes, J. Wilson, K. S. Blesch, Paul Kaesberg, R. Miller, R. Sprott

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The greatest risk factor for cancer is aging. Human cancer incidence increases exponentially with advancing age. Cancer growth rate and potential for metastatic spread may be influenced by age-specific change in host response. Because cancer and aging are, thus, inextricably linked, the American Cancer Society should encourage submission of research proposals that address the mechanisms of aging and how aging alters cancer development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2525-2526
Number of pages2
Issue number11 SUPPL.
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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