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Introduction to How Cancer Begins

Simply put, cancer is the result of unregulated cell division.  Cancer cells divide when they are not supposed to, don’t stop dividing when they are supposed to and don’t die when they should.  In the worst cases, the cancer cells leave

Introduction to Mutation

Cancer is a result of the breakdown of the controls that regulate cells. The causes of the breakdown always include changes in important genes. These changes are often the result of mutations, changes in the DNA sequence of chromosomes. Mutations can

Introduction to Gene Function

The chromosomes within our cells contain an enormous amount of information. It is estimated that humans have somewhere around 30,000 genes. Each gene codes for an RNA molecule that is either used directly or used as a guide for the formation