Researchers at Yale Cancer Center and Fudan-Yale Cancer Center in China issued a news release regarding their study using fruit flies. The study looked at how stress turned some of the fruit flys’ cells cancerous.
According to a HealthDay article posted on Wednesday, researchers "discovered that mutations don't need to be in the same cell to cause tumors and that environmental stresses, including wounds, can cause cancer to develop."
Tian Xu, a researcher with Yale Cancer Center, said in the news release that a "better understanding of the underlying mechanism causing cancer always offers new tools to battle the disease."
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