Can­cer decades in mak­ing

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

SEEDS of kid­ney can­cer may be planted in child­hood decades be­fore the dis­ease is di­ag­nosed, sci­en­tists said.

Dr Peter Camp­bell, from the Well­come Sanger In­sti­tute in Hinx­ton, Cam­bridgeshire, said: “We can now say what the ini­ti­at­ing ge­netic changes are in kid­ney can­cer, and when they hap­pen.

“What is re­mark­able is that the hall­mark ge­nomic event that char­ac­terises kid­ney can­cer takes place on av­er­age 40-50 years be­fore the can­cer is di­ag­nosed. These first seeds are sown in child­hood or ado­les­cence.”

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