Cancer at the Level of the Genome


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Proto-oncogenes are:

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1. Which of the following statements describe oncogenes?

2. p53 may be responsible for:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your understanding of cellular mutations that can lead to cancer, how the body responds to these mutations, and what can lead to cancer formation.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What proto-oncogenes and oncogenes are
  • What p53 is responsible for
  • What can cause a proto-oncogene to become an oncogene
  • The term used to describe types of viruses that lead to the formation of cancer

Skills Practiced

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

  • Making connections - understand the concept of cellular mutation leading to the formation of cancer
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast proto-oncogenes and oncogenes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the roles of tumor suppressor genes

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Cancer at the Level of the Genome. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what the genome of a cell is
  • Provide the terms used for normal and potential cancer-forming cells
  • Use the example of computers and programs to explain the process of cell mutation
  • Name causes of cell mutation
  • Explain what tumor suppressor genes do
  • Identify a particular tumor suppressor protein