Tumor Suppressor Genes: Retinoblastoma Features, Genetic Cause & Treatment


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Which of the following statements about tumor suppressor genes is TRUE?

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1. Which of the following statements BEST explains loss of heterozygosity?

2. Which of the following statements about retinoblastoma is TRUE?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how tumor suppressor genes function in retinoblastomas. Some topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include autosomal dominant patterns and retinoblastoma.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following processes and definitions:

  • The normal functions of retinoblastoma proteins
  • Loss of heterozygosity
  • Functions of tumor suppressor genes
  • RB1 gene

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can interpret information regarding tumor suppressor genes
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key phrases, such as retinoblastoma and heterozygosity
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the nature of tumor suppressor genes and how they regulate cancer growth

Additional Learning

To learn more about the tumor suppression genes and retinoblastomas, review the accompanying lesson called Tumor Suppression Genes: Retinoblastoma Features, Genetic Cause & Treatment. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Defines Retinoblastoma
  • Symptoms of Retinoblastoma
  • Genetics of Retinoblastoma
  • Treatment of Retinoblastoma