How Somatic Mutations Lead to Cancer Development Video


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___ are genetic alternations that occur in general body cells, alterations that can be passed on to the progeny of the mutated cells during cell division, but not to the progeny of the person.

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1. Which of the following is NOT a somatic cell?

2. __is a normal gene that can become an oncogene after a mutation.

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Use these resources to see what you know about somatic mutations in cancer development. You'll be quizzed on areas like genetic alterations and somatic cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will address:

  • Normal genes that mutate
  • A gene that could cause cancer
  • Genes that prevent cancer

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on somatic mutations in cancer development
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as genes that cause cancer and genes that prevent cancer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding genetic alterations

Additional Learning

Advance your awareness of the study of tumors with the lesson called How Somatic Mutations Lead to Cancer Development, as it will teach you about the following:

  • Body cells
  • Gene mutations
  • How cancer develops in the body