CRISTIAN TOMASETTI

Cancer Etiology, Evolution, Early Detection and Risk Prediction
Mathematical Modeling – Biostatistics

Assistant Professor

Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Department of Oncology

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
550 North Broadway, Suite 1103
Baltimore, MD 21205 USA

Department of Biostatistics

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Office E3533
Baltimore, MD 21205 USA

Education

1/2011 - 6/2013

Postdoc, Biostatistics

Harvard University & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

12/2010

Ph. D., Applied Mathematics

University of Maryland

Bad Luck Theory

Cristian Tomasetti and Bert Vogelstein explain their Bad Luck Theory

Two factors are widely recognized as causing cancer: environment (E) and heredity (H).

A paper published in Science in 2015 provided evidence for a third factor: the random mistakes made when normal stem cells divide. The results in this paper showed that there was a strong correlation between the lifetime number of normal stem cell divisions in an organ and its lifetime cancer incidence. This contributes to explain why certain cancer types have a much higher incidence than others....

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In the news

'Bad luck' mutations increase cancer risk more than behavior, study says

CNN - 7 months ago

Environmental factors contribute 29% of mutations, while the remaining 5% are inherited, say Cristian Tomasetti and Dr. Bert Vogelstein, both of Johns Hopkins University. In a previous paper,...

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New study sheds light on why cancer often strikes those with healthy lifestyles

The Hub at Johns Hopkins - 7 months ago

But it is not as well-known that each time a normal cell divides and copies its DNA to produce two new cells, it makes multiple mistakes," says Cristian Tomasetti, assistant professor of...

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Un medicamento no basta para combatir el cáncer: expertos

El Universal - 2 weeks ago

En el Teatro del Complejo Cultural Universitario de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Cristian Tomasetti, investigador del Hospital John Hopkins de Maryland, Estados Unidos, dijo que...

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Game of chance: Are most cancers linked to nothing more than bad luck?

Genetic Literacy Project - 5 months ago

Cristian Tomasetti and Burt Vogelstein at Johns Hopkins published a similar study in 2015 and were met with an outcry. Cancer experts worried that people would forgo important lifestyle factors like...

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DNA copying errors increase cancer risk – The Johns Hopkins News ...

Johns Hopkins News-Letter - 7 months ago

The human body does not always run like a perfect machine. In fact, nearly two thirds of the mutations that lead to cancer are caused by the body's arbitrary DNA ...and...

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