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Definition: 'Somatic Mutation Theory Of Cancer'

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somatic mutation theory of cancer

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1. that cancer is caused by a mutation or mutations in the body cells (as opposed to germ cells), especially nonlethal mutations associated with increased proliferation of the mutant cells.



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