Cancer as a Metabolic Disease
What Causes Cancer? Part I
- First of a 4 part article by Georgia Ede on Thomas Seyfried's book 'Cancer as a Metabolic Disease'
- Seyfried argues that the reason why we are making so little progress is because we are fighting the wrong enemy. Genes, he argues, are not the enemy, and they are not in the driver’s seat. Instead, they are innocent victims of the cancer. They are damaged, destabilized, and randomly mutated by the cancerous process. But if genetic mutations do not cause cancer, what does? How do cancer cells get by with all of these mutations? What keeps them going? And what causes all of these mutations in the first place?
- In the next article in the series, "What Causes Cancer: Part II," I explain the role of mitochondria in our cells and the significant link between damaged mitochondria and cancer.