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Surviving Cancer: The Biology of Luck

Why are some people “cured” of cancer while others deal with relapses? Answering that question may mean changing the way we think about the disease.

Dr. Jerry Radich

Oncologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

"When I started my career the number of mutations associated with cancer could be counted on one hand, and we had the wonderfully naïve thought that a single mutation might cause a cancer. Now we know that it usually takes many mutations to cause a normal cell to become cancerous." Full bio