Evidence amalgamation, plausibility, and cancer research

  title={Evidence amalgamation, plausibility, and cancer research},
  author={Marta Bertolaso and Fabio Sterpetti},
Cancer research is experiencing ‘paradigm instability’, since there are two rival theories of carcinogenesis which confront themselves, namely the somatic mutation theory and the tissue organization field theory. Despite this theoretical uncertainty, a huge quantity of data is available thanks to the improvement of genome sequencing techniques. Some authors think that the development of new statistical tools will be able to overcome the lack of a shared theoretical perspective on cancer by… CONTINUE READING
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