Unique Human Mutation May Put People at High Risk for Advanced Cancers

Compared to chimpanzees, our closest evolutionary cousins, humans are particularly prone to developing advanced carcinomas (cancers arising from epithelia) even in the absence of known risk factors, such as genetic predisposition or tobacco use. A University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center study suggests that an evolutionary genetic mutation unique to humans may be at least partly to blame.

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