If age doesn’t get you, cancer will: Humans will never be immortal, study says

Aging and cancer are two harsh but inescapable realities of life as a multicellular organism and while humanity can strive to treat one or the other, eventual death is mathematically guaranteed, according to a new study.

A pair of researchers from the University of Arizona have developed the first general model of the interaction between intercellular competition, aging and the onset and development of cancer in humans. The model asserts that aging is a fundamental and inescapable feature of multicellular life as we know it.

Source: If age doesn’t get you, cancer will: Humans will never be immortal, study says

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