Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Cancer Risk Factors and Aging

Trends Mol Med. 2016 Oct;22(10):833-834. doi: 10.1016/j.molmed.2016.08.001. Epub 2016 Aug 17.


Two recent stimulating publications have examined the causes of cancer, comparing 'bad luck' versus environment as main risk factors for cancer incidence. However, bringing aging into the picture might question the entire debate.

MeSH terms

  • Aging*
  • Environmental Exposure / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Mutation
  • Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Risk Factors
  • Stem Cells / metabolism