Cancer is not one thing, incurable, always deadly, hereditary, or rare
I believe the Nobel Prize committee is really recognizing the sentiment that I ended the book with:
“I believe that when we can understand the behavior of cells more like the behavior of social insects, then we will be even closer to wisdom.”
Knowledgeable people may consider my stem cell theory of aging to be a statement of the obvious, as do I. But a greater number believe that aging is more complicated than just telomere erosion in stem cells and favor other theories.
…the prize in Medicine was for the discovery of something unknown to 99% of its own expert practitioners.