Title

Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes: An Essential Building Block of Cancer

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2014

Department

Medical Technology

School

Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences

Abstract

Cancer is a hyperplastic cellular malignancy that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans annualy. Oncogenesis is associated with both genetic predisposition and environmental onslaught, with a mixture of the two being required for the malignancy to progress. An understanding of the underlying genetic inquiries is useful in the research of cancer and its prevention and treatment. This paper wil lpresent a short literature review of the role of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes and their role in the initiation of malignancy.

Publication Title

The Chemist

Volume

87

Issue

2

First Page

15

Last Page

18

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