Corrections, clarifications, and updates
It is often said that between half and two-thirds of cancer cases are preventable—by eliminating smoking and by getting more exercise and eating healthier meals.
The result of all this is that a modern teenager may have already experienced more menstrual cycles than her great-grandmother did during her entire life.
My memory failed me: It was cervical cancer, not ovarian, that took the life of my former girlfriend.
Stuttering mycs help give rise to a childhood nervous system cancer called neuroblastoma.
Mutations in a gene called hedgehog can cause fruit fly larvae to be covered with an abnormal profusion of bristles.
"Cell Death 2009: The Unplugged Tour": I recently learned that the t-shirt refers to a couple of music videos made by the Roche pharmaceutical company to promote lab equipment. The back of the t-shirt mentions (apparently fictional) electric and an unplugged tours. See the reference on this page: http://www.microbeworld.org/podcasts/this-week-in-microbiology/letters?start=80. I found pictures of the shirt on an ebay listing.