Most blood cancer mutations due to DNA replication errors

DNA helices
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National Institute of
General Medical Sciences
A new study supports the idea that most cancer-driving mutations are a result of DNA replication errors, not heredity or lifestyle/environmental factors. For all 32 cancer types studied, researchers found that 66% of driver mutations resulted from DNA replication errors,... [Read Article]

Pathogenesis of breast-implant-associated ALCL

Marshall E. Kadin, MD
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A small study suggests an abnormal immune response characterized by the production of interleukin-13 (IL-13) underlies the pathogenesis of breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). The immune response appears to be directed toward bacterial antigens on the surface of the breast implants. Marshall E. Kadin,... [Read Article]