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A new way to understand chemical carcinogenesis and cancer prevention

Authors Schmidt FH

Received 15 August 2013

Accepted for publication 26 October 2013

Published 17 January 2014 Volume 2014:4 Pages 23—33


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Friedrich H Schmidt

Retired, Schramberg, Germany

Abstract: The Δ values in this article have been developed by the author to estimate the electrophilic reactivity and carcinogenic potency of molecules. If a certain value of Δ is regarded as the peak of carcinogenicity, then the substances with Δ values that fall short of this peak, or that go beyond this peak, have a decrease in carcinogenicity. Keeping this principle in mind should help in avoiding the medicinal use of substances that are suspected to be carcinogenic.

Keywords: carcinogens, structures, chemistry, delta values, carcinogenic strength

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