The Effect of Animal Age on Tumor Induction

  • Yvonne Leutzinger
  • John P. RichieJr.


One of the major factors that affects the induction of cancer by chemical compounds, and which has not yet been thoroughly investigated, is the age of the host. As a number of significant metabolic changes occur throughout the life span of an organism, host age is likely to have an impact on the manifested potency of cancer-causing agents. Since humans can be exposed to carcinogens at any point throughout their lifetime, it is important to understand the risks associated with exposure at all stages of the life span.


Life Span Vinyl Chloride Tumor Incidence Chemical Carcinogen Chemical Carcinogenesis 
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