Cancer’s roots

Updated Feb /17

This view of cancer is a significant departure from existing theories, yet with each aspect of cancer we look into, the resulting discoveries only further reinforce the novel insight.


Discovery is in part seeing what everyone else has seen, but thinking what no one has thought. It also involves taking paths overlooked or shunned by the crowd.” Charles H. Townes (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1964)



Our view at its core has a foundation that the Slide1combined biochemistry of our cells is directly linked to our diet and environmental exposures. Further ‘upstream’ and using the analogy of a river system, reflect on what actually causes our genes (downstream) to express themselves.

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In concluding this section, we re-emphasize that our inherited genes, the ‘raw’ ingredients available, and the conditions of the environment in which they live,  fulfill a very central role in our lives.   While these relationships and their resulting products are frequently portrayed separately, we must not lose sight that these seemingly unconnected aspects are eternally and totally dependent on each other.