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Cell Biology and Cancer

features five activities for helping students understand key concepts about cancer -- that "cancer" is a group of more than 100 diseases, that it develops due to loss of control of cell growth, that it is a multistep process, and more. The relationship between biomedical research and improvements in health are examined, as are the advances in cancer research made in the last 30 years. (National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health)

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Interesting Fact:

Cancer begins when a cell breaks free from the normal restraints on cell division and begins to follow its own agenda for proliferation.
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