Genetic Mutations of Cancer
Cancers are caused by a change in,
or damage to one or more genes. Mutations can
stop genes from working properly. Gene mutations happen when we are born with a mutated gene that is
either inherited from a parent or that develops in an embryo and also
when we are exposed to something around us that damages our genes, like cigarette smoke.
It takes more than one gene mutation for a cell to become cancerous .But
there are also cancers where we don’t know which gene mutations cause them.
- Hereditary cancer syndromes
- Genetic tests for hereditary cancer syndromes
- Identifying genetic changes in cancer
- Tumour cell proliferations
- The cancer genome atlas (TCGA)
- Genetic tools and metabolic technologies