Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Alison, M. R. 2001. Cancer. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Cancer is a potentially fatal disease caused mainly by environmental factors that mutate genes encoding critical cell-regulatory proteins. The resultant aberrant cell behaviour leads to expansive masses of abnormal cells that destroy surrounding normal tissue and can spread to vital organs resulting in disseminated disease, commonly a harbinger of imminent patient death.
- tumour suppressor genes;