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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:08 AM

Thriving cancer's 'chaos' explained

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21603235



The way cancers make a chaotic mess of their genetic code in order to thrive has been explained by UK researchers.

Cancer cells can differ hugely within a tumour - it helps them develop ways to resist drugs and spread round the body.

A study in the journal Nature showed cells that used up their raw materials became "stressed" and made mistakes copying their genetic code.

Scientists said supplying the cancer with more fuel to grow may actually make it less dangerous.

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