On the risk of death

Risk of death is a strange concept, and risk factors for death — characteristics that may elevate or diminish risk — are even stranger. After all, we’re all going to die. It’s only a matter of time. And time is the crucial element here. None of us will avoid death, but most of us would […]

Bad luck and cancer risk

Those of us at Epicentre have long appreciated that bad luck plays a part in the risk of getting a cancer. This conclusion seems to be unavoidable once it is understood that a cancer results from a series of genetic mutations or other deleterious genomic events that occur over time within a single cell […]