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PODCAST 47: Prostate Cancer
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM PDT
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In this study by Meeker et al from Johns Hopkins, they found that cells from prostate cancer patients with short telomeres and hypervariable lengths were 14X more likely to die of their disease; 20 out 80 died of their disease and average of 8.4 years later.
In contrast, in those with less variability only 1 out of 98 died 16.5 years after diagnosis.
These findings are in keeping with my Stem Cell Theory of Aging and Disease and the notion that high telomerase activity is consistent with both prevention of the inciting mutation events and better apoptosis and clearing of damaged stem cells that have hypervariable lengths from mutation and continued telomerase activity due to failed apoptosis.