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The continuum model of selection in human tumors: general paradigm or niche product?

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Berger and colleagues recently proposed a continuum model of how somatic mutations cause tumors to grow, thus supplementing the established binary models, such as oncogene activation and "two hits" at tumor suppressor loci. In the basic continuum model, decreases or increases in gene function, short of full inactivation or activation, impact linearly on cancer development. An extension, called the fail-safe model, envisaged an optimum level of gene derangement for tumor growth, but proposed t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, WTC Human Genetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, WTC Human Genetics
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Author
Journal:
Cancer research
Volume:
72
Issue:
13
Pages:
3131-3134
Publication date:
2012-07-05
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EISSN:
1538-7445
ISSN:
0008-5472
URN:
uuid:e6aae2c0-f45b-48e1-81ed-61eb3d26a8ec
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329016
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pubs:329016

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