Science Radio Cafe

What plants cause cancer? Why are some types of cancer common in one country and rare in another? And how can we figure that out by looking at DNA? Ludmil Alexandrov is Oppenheimer Fellow in Theoretical Biology & Biophysics at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and he’s a cancer researcher, who is looking at the mutational signatures, or “fingerprints,” of cancer — what he calls the CSI of cancer — and what that means for cancer prevention, both for us as individuals and for large scale public health.

This program aired on KUNM Public Radio on May 10, 2017