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malignant tumor
one that infiltrates nearby tissue
sends parts of itself into blood strem or lymphatic vessels - seed new tumors
metastsis
process of tumor spreading
percent of cancer cases that are inherited as single gene disorder
about 10 percent
mutations in cancer causing genes typically occur in
a few somatic cells
increases the risk of cancer
SUM OF COMBINATIONS OF PARTICULAR GENE VARIANTS
changes at -- level fuel disease process
gene expression
these agents cause cancer by interfering with the precise genetic controls of cell division
viruses chemicals and radiation
most substances that are carcinogens are also
mutagens
oncogenes
causes cancer when inappropriately activated
tumor suppressor genes
can cause cancer when deleted or inactivated