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Cancer Mechanisms and Treatments

Lecture no. 34 from the course: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works

Cancer Mechanisms and Treatments

Taught by Professor Kevin Ahern | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Cover the ways that cells become cancerous, notably through a series of unfortunate mutations that lead to uncontrolled cell division. Genetics, environmental factors, infections, and lifestyle can also play a role. Learn why elephants don’t get cancer. Then look at approaches to treating cancer, including use of agents that target rapidly dividing cells, whose side effects include hair loss.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Biochemistry Is the Science of Us
Biochemistry Is the Science of Us
0 of 30 min
2
Image of Why Water Is Essential for Life
Why Water Is Essential for Life
0 of 30 min
3
Image of Amino Acids: 20 Building Blocks of Life
Amino Acids: 20 Building Blocks of Life
0 of 29 min
4
Image of From Peptide Bonds to Protein Structure
From Peptide Bonds to Protein Structure
0 of 29 min
5
Image of Protein Folding, Misfolding, and Disorder
Protein Folding, Misfolding, and Disorder
0 of 32 min
6
Image of Hemoglobin Function Follows Structure
Hemoglobin Function Follows Structure
0 of 29 min
7
Image of Enzymes’ Amazing Speed and Specificity
Enzymes’ Amazing Speed and Specificity
0 of 30 min
8
Image of Enzyme Regulation in Cells
Enzyme Regulation in Cells
0 of 31 min
9
Image of Fatty Acids, Fats, and Other Lipids
Fatty Acids, Fats, and Other Lipids
0 of 32 min
10
Image of Sugars: Glucose and the Carbohydrates
Sugars: Glucose and the Carbohydrates
0 of 30 min
11
Image of ATP and Energy Transformations in Cells
ATP and Energy Transformations in Cells
0 of 32 min
12
Image of Breaking Down Sugars and Fatty Acids
Breaking Down Sugars and Fatty Acids
0 of 32 min
13
Image of Metabolism Meets at the Citric Acid Cycle
Metabolism Meets at the Citric Acid Cycle
0 of 31 min
14
Image of Energy Harvesting in Animals and Plants
Energy Harvesting in Animals and Plants
0 of 32 min
15
Image of How Animals Make Carbs and Fats
How Animals Make Carbs and Fats
0 of 31 min
16
Image of Cholesterol, Membranes, Lipoproteins
Cholesterol, Membranes, Lipoproteins
0 of 34 min
17
Image of Metabolic Control during Exercise and Rest
Metabolic Control during Exercise and Rest
0 of 31 min
18
Image of How Plants Make Carbs and Other Metabolites
How Plants Make Carbs and Other Metabolites
0 of 29 min
19
Image of Recycling Nitrogen: Amino Acids, Nucleotides
Recycling Nitrogen: Amino Acids, Nucleotides
0 of 30 min
20
Image of Eating, Antioxidants, and the Microbiome
Eating, Antioxidants, and the Microbiome
0 of 30 min
21
Image of Hormones, Stress, and Cell Division
Hormones, Stress, and Cell Division
0 of 32 min
22
Image of Neurotransmitters, the Brain, and Addiction
Neurotransmitters, the Brain, and Addiction
0 of 29 min
23
Image of The Biochemistry of Our Senses
The Biochemistry of Our Senses
0 of 29 min
24
Image of From Biochemistry to Molecular Biology
From Biochemistry to Molecular Biology
0 of 28 min
25
Image of DNA and RNA: Information in Structure
DNA and RNA: Information in Structure
0 of 30 min
26
Image of DNA Replication in Bacteria; PCR in the Lab
DNA Replication in Bacteria; PCR in the Lab
0 of 28 min
27
Image of Chromosome Replication, Telomeres, Aging
Chromosome Replication, Telomeres, Aging
0 of 28 min
28
Image of DNA Mismatch and Excision Repair
DNA Mismatch and Excision Repair
0 of 30 min
29
Image of DNA Recombination, Gene Editing, CRISPR
DNA Recombination, Gene Editing, CRISPR
0 of 28 min
30
Image of Transcribing DNA to RNA
Transcribing DNA to RNA
0 of 29 min
31
Image of Translating RNA into Proteins
Translating RNA into Proteins
0 of 30 min
32
Image of Protein-Synthesis Controls and Epigenetics
Protein-Synthesis Controls and Epigenetics
0 of 28 min
33
Image of Human Genetic Disease and Gene Therapy
Human Genetic Disease and Gene Therapy
0 of 29 min
34
Image of Cancer Mechanisms and Treatments
Cancer Mechanisms and Treatments
0 of 29 min
35
Image of Biotechnology, Stem Cells, Synthetic Biology
Biotechnology, Stem Cells, Synthetic Biology
0 of 28 min
36
Image of Omics: Genomics, Proteomics, Transcriptomics
Omics: Genomics, Proteomics, Transcriptomics
0 of 41 min

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