Can Cancer Be Inherited?
Lecture no. 15 from the course: What Science Knows about Cancer
Taught by Professor David Sadava | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses
Why do cancers sometimes run in families? Explore the “two-hit” hypothesis for how cancers are inherited along with the criteria for defining cancer as hereditary with a discussion of several forms—including retinoblastoma, colon cancer, and breast cancer—that are known to be passed on this way. Explore inherited susceptibilities to cancer that make some people more prone to developing this disease.