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Final: Cancer Quiz

Based on the Cancer Quiz. Use to study for the biology final.
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mutations
all cancers are caused by
apoptosis
the programmed death of a cell
leukemia
cancer of white blood cells
smoking
the most prominent cause of lung cancer
mutates DNA
UV light is a major cause of skin cancer because
lung cancer
the type of cancer which causes the most deaths in the US is
5 to 7 mutations
cancers usually occur after
directly related
age and cancer are
hepatitis B
the condition which is highly associated with liver cancer is
United States
the country that has the highest incidence of breast cancer
p53
common tumor suppressor to mutate and cause cancer, not an oncogene
carcinogen
a substance that causes cancer
chemical signals
normal cells know when to stop dividing from
metastasis
the movement of cells from a primary tumor to another site in the body is
angiogenesis
growth of new blood vessels at a tumor site
tumor suppressor gene
put mitosis on hold, signal apoptosis when cell is damaged, block loss of contact inhibition to prevent metastasis, when mutated they uncouple DNA repair from cell divison
cancer gene
oncogene, stability gene, tumor suppressor gene
lifespan of cell
regulated by telomeres, DNA repair, mitotic mismatch, cell receptors
Oncogenes
associated with signal transduction
dysplasia
when cells divide uncontrollably and begin to appear abnormal