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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Biology and Biochemistry of Cancer page 6

Cancer-Incidence-Cancer Genetics-Protooncogenes-Suppressor Genes

  • 1. List and describe the events of cancer progression.

  • 2. The properties of cancer can be studied by what methods?

  • 3. Compare and contrast properties of neoplastic cells versus normal cells.

  • 4. Define cancer incidence and cancer mortality.

  • 5. What is the relationship between age and cancer?

  • 6. What cancers are the most prominent causes of death in men? In women?

  • 7. Is the incidence of death from cancer rising or decreasing?

  • 8. What is the most likely general cause of cancers, worldwide?

  • 9. Define protooncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. What are their normal functions?

  • 10. Name the types of mutations involved in altering these genes.

  • 11. Name two tumor suppressor genes.

  • 12. Describe how cancer can occur by genetic change

  • 13. List the three classes of agents to cause cancer. For each class, describe the ways in which cancer can be caused.

  • 14. What are some factors that can increase the incidence of tumors?

  • 15. Name a specific type of cancer and the risk factors for that type.

  • 16. What are some ways in which cancer can be managed?

  • 17. What are the risk factors for lung cancer? Breast cancer? Uterine cancer? Colon cancer? Oral cancer?


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