A cancer tumor forms in a bed of healthy cells. The animation goes on to show how the tumor recruits blood vessels and how metastasis occurs.
Understanding that cancer is caused by mutations in genes that regulate cell proliferation has led to the development of targeted drug therapies.
Genetic data from a large number of tumor types reveal commonly mutated genes and uncover connections between different types of cancer.
Explore the phases, checkpoints, and protein regulators of the cell cycle in this highly interactive Click and Learn and find out how mutated versions of these proteins can lead to the development of cancer.