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The biological sense of cancer: a hypothesis

Overview of attention for article published in Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, December 2006
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Title
The biological sense of cancer: a hypothesis
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Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, December 2006
DOI 10.1186/1742-4682-3-43
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Raúl A Ruggiero, Oscar D Bustuoabad

Abstract

Most theories about cancer proposed during the last century share a common denominator: cancer is believed to be a biological nonsense for the organism in which it originates, since cancer cells are believed to be ones evading the rules that control normal cell proliferation and differentiation. In this essay, we have challenged this interpretation on the basis that, throughout the animal kingdom, cancer seems to arise only in injured organs and tissues that display lost or diminished regenerative ability.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
United States 1 2%
France 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 38 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 31%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 14%
Student > Master 5 12%
Student > Bachelor 2 5%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 5 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 43%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 10%
Chemistry 2 5%
Mathematics 1 2%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 8 19%
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