Assessing Chemicals for Cancer-Causing Agents


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Which of the following is true about carcinogens?

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1. Human cell studies are _____ to epidemiological studies because ______.

2. Epidemiological studies look at

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of different types of cancer-causing agents and their sources. Among the topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include how studies of these agents are conducted and how cancer is best described.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The ability to identify true statements about cancer-causing agents
  • Facts about human cell studies
  • What epidemiological studies are used for
  • Facts about cancer
  • The ability to recognize true statements about aflatoxins, a type of cancer-causing agent

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the various types of cancer-causing agents
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as carcinogens and aflatoxins
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the effects of cancer-causing agents are studied

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Assessing Chemicals for Cancer-Causing Agents. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cancer
  • Explain what cancer-causing agents are
  • Detail various sources of cancer-causing agents
  • Identify the types of people who study causes and effects of human disease
  • List and provide details about the types of studies focusing on the effects of cancer-causing agents