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Cancer- innately incurable or subject to evolutionary resistance?

by Dr Curt Balch
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Cancer- innately incurable or subject to evolutionary resistance? A , recent, provocative commentary, “What if Cancer Simply Can’t be Cured?” (November 15, 2016), authored by the freelance writer, Melissa Pandike, was recently posted on the web newsletter ozy.com. This article, a news report of a published research manuscript (Tomislav Domazet-Lošo et al., 2014) in the well-renowned journal Nature Communications, reported that one of the most ancient (over 100 million years ago) multicellular organisms, Hydra, develop spontaneous tumors.(1) This finding would strongly suggest that cancer started very early in evolution, representing an ancient cellular process deeply rooted in the “tree of life” itself, provoking questions that efforts […]