Cancer

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2018, about six hundred thousand
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cancer. In the United States, one in three
women and one in two men will develop
cancer during their lifetime. A quarter of all
American deaths, and about 15 percent of
all deaths worldwide, will be attributed to
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Restriction Point
• Determines if a cell should divide, enter G 0 ,
or delay division
G0
Normal Cell Function until cellular
reproduction is required.
Post Replication
• Screens DNA for mutations
Spindle Assembly (SAC)
• Monitors the improperly connected spindle
microtubules
Apoptosis
Programmed cell death
Vocabulary:
Oncogene: is a gene that has the potential to cause
cancer. In tumor cells, they are often mutated or
expressed at high levels.
Proto-oncogene: a normal gene that can become an
oncogene due to mutations or increased expression.
Mutation: a permanent change in the DNA sequence of
a gene.
Tumor Suppressor Gene: a gene that reduces the
probability that a cell in a multicellular organism will
turn into a tumor cell.
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RAS & MYC  Promote cell growth for G1/S
Promote cell survival
Promote cell Activity
P53  Cell arrest (inhibits cyclin and CDKs)
Makes proteins for cell DNA repair
Makes Proteins for cell Apoptosis!
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