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Biology - Unit 4

Cancer

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Genes that code for proteins that tell the cell cycle to go forward are called Oncogenes
Genes that code for proteins that tell the cell cycle to stop are called Tumor Suppressors
An abnormal, uncontrolled growth of cells. cancer
Tumor that has not moved beyond its original site. benign tumor
Tumor that has begun invading other tissues. malignant tumor
The production of new blood vessels at the site of a tumor. angiogenesis
Process of cancer spreading to other parts of the body by traveling through blood or lymph. metastasis
Cancer therapy that utilizes x-rays and radioactive solutions to kill fast growing cells. radiation
Cancer therapy that utilizes drugs and chemicals to kill fast growing cells. chemotherapy