How Do Cancer-Causing Genes Work?
Lecture no. 14 from the course: What Science Knows about Cancer
Taught by Professor David Sadava | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses
In almost all cancer, genes that stimulate cell division called oncogenes are mutated. But can one such mutation cause cancer on its own? Examine an experiment that answers this question, then look closely at proto-oncogenes and oncogenes to discover how they function and what they do in the cell to turn on cancers, including neuroblastoma tumors in children.