Re: Chance, choice and cause in cancer aetiology: individual and population perspectives.

@article{Rappaport2017ReCC,
  title={Re: Chance, choice and cause in cancer aetiology: individual and population perspectives.},
  author={Stephen M. Rappaport},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={
          1075-1076
        }
}
I read with interest the recent editorial entitled ‘Chance, choice and cause in cancer aetiology: individual and population perspectives’ by Davey Smith et al. The editorial was written in reaction to the provocative hypothesis of Tomasetti and Vogelstein that ‘bad luck’ contributed about two-thirds of the variation in cancer incidence. Davey Smith et al. noted that this hypothesis flies in the face of epidemiological evidence, and concluded that ‘[t]he vast majority of cancers are caused by… CONTINUE READING

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