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Lecture 17 - Introduction to Cancer and Cancer Genetics

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1 Introduction to Cancer and Cancer Genetics Biology 1F25 for Biology Non-Majors Lecture 17 Section II What is cancer and why does it occur? Background Reading Textbook, Chapters 18 and 19. The People Who Prepared This Lecture Harry Peery Alan Castle Cancer: Cells gone wrong
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2 Major questions to be addressed: 1. What is cancer? 2. How does cancer develop? 3. What is the genetic basis for cancer? 4. What is meant by the term “predisposition to cancer”? 5. Can cancer be prevented? Cancer: Effect on Society Cancer is the leading cause of potential years of life lost for both males and females in Canada
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