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Symmetry and symmetry breaking in cancer: a foundational approach to the cancer problem

Overview of attention for article published in Oncotarget, December 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#27 of 14,262)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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50 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
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14 X users
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3 Facebook pages
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1 YouTube creator

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Title
Symmetry and symmetry breaking in cancer: a foundational approach to the cancer problem
Published in
Oncotarget, December 2017
DOI 10.18632/oncotarget.22939
Pubmed ID
Authors

J. James Frost, Kenneth J. Pienta, Donald S. Coffey

Abstract

Symmetry and symmetry breaking concepts from physics and biology are applied to the problem of cancer. Three categories of symmetry breaking in cancer are examined: combinatorial, geometric, and functional. Within these categories, symmetry breaking is examined for relevant cancer features, including epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT); tumor heterogeneity; tensegrity; fractal geometric and information structure; functional interaction networks; and network stabilizability and attack tolerance. The new cancer symmetry concepts are relevant to homeostasis loss in cancer and to its origin, spread, treatment and resistance. Symmetry and symmetry breaking could provide a new way of thinking and a pathway to a solution of the cancer problem.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 33 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 21%
Student > Master 4 12%
Other 3 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 6%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 7 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 5 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 12%
Mathematics 2 6%
Computer Science 2 6%
Other 7 21%
Unknown 8 24%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 412. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 July 2022.
All research outputs
#69,869
of 25,089,705 outputs
Outputs from Oncotarget
#27
of 14,262 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,587
of 451,753 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Oncotarget
#2
of 877 outputs
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