Thursday, August 16, 2007

Cancer and Aging

A pretty common theme here on the bayblab. For those of you with Nature access there is an informative (at least for me) review on the connections between cancer and aging.
"The relevance of senescence for cancer protection can be rationalized if senescence is considered as a stress-induced barrier that limits the proliferative potential of damaged cells. In keeping with this notion, recent data have shown that there are abundant senescent cells within tumours, thus moving these observations from the realm of the plastic plate into the arena of real cancer biology"


Bayman said...

Thanks for the link. Loving the review. Will have some comments for sure....