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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 13, 1994-7
.Genetic mutations, caused by age, shown to increase risk of cancer

Los Angeles Times
A researcher has provided the first direct
evidence that cancer-causing mutations of
genes accumulate with age, thereby raising
the risk of cancer.
It is an article of faith for many researchers
that these mutations, caused by a breakdown
of the body's normal repair mechanisms, are
*sponsible for the high incidence of cancer
among the elderly. But, until now, there has
been little experimental support for the idea.
Using new genetic engineering technol-

ogy, however, molecular pharmacologistGino
Cortopassi of the University of Southern Cali-
fornia has studied the incidence of a specific
mutation in a gene called BCL2, which plays
a major role in the development of non-
Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph
nodes that strikes 45,000 Americans each
year, killing about 21,000.
Significantly, the risk of developing
lymphoma is also 40 times as high in people
over age 60 as it is in people under 20.
In a separate study, Cortopassi has also

found a two- to three-fold increase in the
incidence of BCL2 mutations among smokers
and a corresponding increase in the risk of
non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
The finding provides new impetus for re-
searchers who are trying to reduce the risk of
cancer by finding ways to block the muta-
tions, such as by the use of antioxidants such
as Vitamins C and E.
The study "may also provide valuable
insights into the cause of non-Hodgkin's
lymphoma," which has a yearly rate of in-

crease exceeded only by lung cancer in women
and melanoma in both men and women, ac-
cording to Dr. Nathaniel Rothman of the
National Cancer Institute.
The incidence of non-Hodgkin's
lymphoma has increased by more than 65
percent since the early 1970s, according to the
American Cancer Society. Part of the increase
is due to the above-normal incidence of
lymphoma among AIDS patients, but the
mysterious majority is apparently unrelated
to that epidemic.

Researchers have long known that the
incidence of cancer increases with age. While
one in every 60 men under the age of 40
develops cancer, fully one in every three
between the ages of 60 and 79 does so. For
women, the corresponding figures are one in
52 and one in four.
Most researchers believe this increase is
due to the accumulation of genetic defects
caused by exposure to chemicals in the envi-
ronment, radiation and viruses. As it ages, the
body loses the ability to repair these defects.


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laws raise
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The percent-
age of Americans who were locked
behind bars reached an all-time high
last year, thanks largely to stiffer anti-
drug laws enacted during the 1980s,
according to a report released yester-
day that analyzes sentencing patterns.
About 519 of every 100,000 people
in the United States was in prison or
jail last year, a rate 22 percent higher
than in 1989, said the Sentencing
Project, a liberal, nonprofit group.
The incarceration rate in the United
States is five to eight times higher
than in most industrialized nations,
the report said, and is second only to
that of Russia.
The figures on prison rates come
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prison term for those who commit
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While vicious attacks by career
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This year, more than 60 percent of
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mandatory-minimum prison terms for
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The impact of these laws was well
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Over the decade, these measures
have brought about a dramatic change
in the prison population. In 1983,
about 7 percent of state inmates were
there for drug charges. Last year, this
had risen to about 25 percent.

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Continued from page 1
whom Clinton most admires.
At Clinton's request, Congress
approved $360 million to pay 20,000
Americans to work in the areas of
health, education and human needs,
public safety and the environment.
Mostly in their late teens or early 20s,
the recruits will be paid minimum
wages and will receive health ben-
efits and a $4,725 voucher for one-
year of work that can be used for
college or vocational school tuition
or to pay off a college loan. So that
benefits may extend to as many as
possible, recruits will be limited.
Examples of the work that will be
done, Clinton said, include taking se-
niors safely to the doctor in St. Louis
and helping children to read in Sacra-
Continued from page 1
Because that gap can be covered
by the poll's 5 percent margin of
error, that works out to be a statistical
tie. The results are based on a state-
wide survey of 500 voters from Thurs-
day through Sunday.
Wolpe campaign spokesman Vicki
Levengood said the poll was good
news because it showed the former
U.S. House member gaining five per-
centage points on Engler since the
last public poll was released last week.
"We're also encouraged by the fact
that the sitting governor has a 50
percent vote to re-elect number. That's
not real good. There's movement in
our direction and we're building some
momentum and we're happy."
'This will be a three-
to six-point race when
all is said in done.'

'(AmenCorp will)
change the life of this
nation for many
seasons to come.'
- President Clinton
mento (Calif.).
For most, their work "will mark
the beginning of a journey that will
change their lives forever - it will
also change the life of this nation for
many seasons to come," the president
Depending on the success of the
initial program, the White House is
asking Congress to appropriate $1.5
billion to cover a three-year program
reaching 100,000 persons. Several
months of pilot projects already have
been completed.



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Engler campaign spokesman
Bryan Flood said they had expected
an even smaller margin. "This will be
a three- to six-point race when all is
said in done. That's the political tra-
dition of this state," he said.
Flood said given that Wolpe picked
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