David Grombach asked:
Is it possible to identify the first cell to mutate in cancer, like the ground zero for cancer, if you will?
Kat - No. It probably isnít. Cancer cells are so mutated, it would be virtually impossible to go all the way back and in some cases, the original cell may not even be there.
David M. Gronbach asked the Naked Scientists: Cancer Question.... † During 9/11, we refer to the site of the World Trade Center as "ground zero" † When an epidemic starts, we refer to "Patient Zero" † When a cancer starts, have we been able to identify "Cell Zero?" What do you think? David M. Gronbach , Wed, 9th Sep 2009