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How Do We Know If Something Causes Cancer?

Lecture no. 7 from the course: What Science Knows about Cancer

How Do We Know If Something Causes Cancer?

Taught by Professor David Sadava | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses

Does hair dye cause cancer? What about saccharin? Familiarize yourself with the types of experiments scientists conduct to determine if something causes cancer, and consider whether a range of natural and manmade substances with carcinogenic properties have the potential to cause cancer in humans. Conclude this lecture by looking closely at the concept of risk analysis.


July 8, 2018