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  • Using p53 to Fight Cancer

    Using p53 to Fight Cancer

    Animations

    (1 min 2 sec) This animation demonstrates how cancerous cells could be destroyed using a modified virus.

  • Role of p53 in the Cell Cycle

    Role of p53 in the Cell Cycle

    Data Points

    This activity analyzes a published scientific figure from a study that investigated the role of p53 in cell cycle regulation.

  • Cell Division and Cancer Risk

    Cell Division and Cancer Risk

    Data Points

    Cancer is typically attributed to hereditary and environmental factors, but these only explain a fraction of overall cancer risk. In this study, researchers investigated how a third factor—chance genetic mutations that occur during stem cell division—may contribute to the overall rate of cancer incidence in different body tissues.

  • DNA Sequence Technology Improves Cancer Treatment

    DNA Sequence Technology Improves Cancer Treatment

    Clips

    (2 min 6 sec) Dr. Charles Sawyers discusses how the identification of most cancer genes could transform cancer into a chronic disease.

  • Efficacy of a Treatment for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

    Efficacy of a Treatment for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

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    Dr. Brian Druker and colleagues monitored white blood cell counts in six patients with chronic myeloid leukemia treated with the drug, STI571, which blocks the activity of the cancer-causing tyrosine kinase BCR-ABL.