Unraveling the links between cancer and aging

Manuel Serrano
2015 Carcinogenesis  
Aging is, by far, the most important risk factor for cancer; however, only very recently the mechanistic links between these two processes are beginning to emerge. To approach the connection between aging and cancer, it is helpful to re-phrase the link as follows: the best protection against cancer is to be young. Therefore, longevity genes and longevity interventions should be cancer protecting.
doi:10.1093/carcin/bgv100 pmid:26717994 fatcat:x7tdozscnbf2blod64bqs35yru