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Carcinogenesis: persistent genetic damage Chemical carcinogens It has long been known that cancers may arise from a chemical cause. In 1775 Sir Percival Pott noticed an unusually large number of cases of cancer of the scrotum in chimneysweeps. In 1895 Rehn pointed out the high frequency of bladder cancer in dye factory workers. 2). Cigarette smoke is by far the most important carcinogen. Some of the mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis have now been elucidated. Tumour-suppressor genetic mechanisms in cancer development, 32 Cell division, 33 Inheritance of cancer, 33 Clonal origin, progression and growth of a cancer, 35 Monoclonality and heterogeneity in cancer, 35 The growth of cancer, 36 Differentiation in cancer, 38 Invasion, angiogenesis and metastasis, 39 Tumour immunology, 40 Immune responses to cancer, 40 Monoclonal antibodies, 41 Polycyclic hydrocarbons and inhaled carcinogens  These chemicals are among the products of combustion of carbon-containing materials.
Dramatic advances in treatment are rare. Large randomized studies are usually carried out where it is not clear if one treatment is better than another and differences are therefore likely to be small. However, a small difference may lead to a change in clinical practice. In breast cancer in postmenopausal women following local therapy, treatment with a drug such as tamoxifen improves survival by 8%. This is a major contribution to management because in 20 000 women, 1600 lives can be saved with negligible toxicity.
Cancer and its Management, Sixth Edition by Jeffrey Tobias, Daniel Hochhauser