Cancer and Aging: Why Bother about Light at Night?Ekaterina A Gubareva, Andrey V Panchenko and Vladimir N Anisimov*
Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Aging, Petrov Research Institute of Oncology, St. Petersburg, Russia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Vladimir N Anisimov
Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Aging
Petrov Research Institute of Oncology
Leningradskaya str. 68, Pesochny
Saint-Petersburg 197758, Russia
Tel: 812- 596-6539
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 15, 2016; Accepted date: November 11, 2016; Published date: November 14, 2016
Citation: Gubareva EA, Panchenko AV, Anisimov VN (2016) Cancer and Aging: Why Bother about Light at Night?. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 5:363. doi:10.4172/2167-7182.1000363
Copyright: © 2016 Gubareva EA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Shift work which causes circadian disruption is an established cancer risk factor. A large body of experimental and epidemiological data proves that exposure to light at night promotes carcinogenesis in various tissues and accelerates aging.