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How Does DNA Change to Initiate Cancer?

Lecture no. 6 from the course: What Science Knows about Cancer

How Does DNA Change to Initiate Cancer?

Taught by Professor David Sadava | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses

Two types of carcinogens mutate DNA: chemicals and radiation. Build on what you’ve learned about DNA by looking specifically at how these carcinogens produce cancer at the cellular level. Then, examine carcinogens that don’t damage DNA and how epigenetic changes in DNA can result in cancer.

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