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Beyond the Somatic Mutation Theory of Cancer

“The problem lies not so much in developing new ideas, but in escaping from old ones” John Maynard Keynes

By 2009, it was clear that the somatic mutation theory (SMT) — that cancer was simply a random collection of genetic mutations — was leading exactly nowhere. Billions of research dollars and decades of work yielded virtually no useful treatments. So, in an uncharacteristically…

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