cancer presentation 09 final

cancer presentation 09 final - By Leslie Townsell Latoya...

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Unformatted text preview: By Leslie Townsell Latoya Bennett Danielle Graham Factors that are attributed to (ALL)  Diagram  Genes/genetic mutations that associate with (ALL)  Image  Specific DNA sequence that is involved  Proteins that are associated with (ALL)  The involvement of proteins  Image  The cellular effects as a result from the involvement of these genes and/or proteins  Cellular basis of proposed or current treatment  Image (ALL found in children)  Video (suggested videos to view)  Conclusion  References While specific causes for ALL are not known, there are some known risk factors, including ionizing radiation .  Exposure to certain chemicals, particularly benzene (used in the manufacture of plastics, rubber, and some medicines), has also been associated with an increased risk of developing ALL.  ALL incidence in adults increases with age.  The causes of ALL in children are also unknown.  Certain inherited genetic abnormalities, such as Down syndrome, increase the risk.  Some studies have shown prenatal exposure to ionizing radiation increases a child's risk of ALL.  Some contaminants of tap water, such as trihalomethanes, chloroform , zinc, cadmium , and arsenic are associated with an increased risk.  A number of reports suggested an increased risk of ALL among children who lived in proximity to high voltage power lines, but several later analyses suggested that was not true.  Studies continue in efforts to disprove or confirm this possible connection.  ALL is more common in children who are not firstborn and among those whose mothers took antibiotics during their pregnancies. Breastfeeding has been found to be protective. There was a research done at the Ohio State University...
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2011 for the course BIO 120 taught by Professor Annapowolny during the Fall '10 term at Spelman.

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