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DNA Mechanisms in Cancer | American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society's Peer Review Committee for DNA Mechanisms
in Cancer analyzes basic research on gene regulation, transcription ...

http://www.cancer.org/research/applyforaresearchgrant/peerreviewcommittees/dna-mechanisms-cancer

What Is Cancer?

... Cells become cancer cells because of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)
damage. DNA is in every cell and it directs all its actions. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/what-is-cancer

Do we know what causes oral cavity and oropharyngeal ...

... Scientists believe that some risk factors, such as tobacco or heavy alcohol
use, may cause these cancers by damaging the DNA of cells that line the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-what-causes

Do we know what causes colorectal cancer?

... Researchers are beginning to understand how certain changes in DNA
can cause normal cells to become cancerous. DNA ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-what-causes

Do we know what causes acute lymphocytic leukemia?

... During the past few years, scientists have made great progress in understanding
how certain changes in DNA can cause normal bone marrow cells ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-acutelymphocyticallinadults/detailedguide/leukemia-acute-lymphocytic-what-causes

Do we know what causes prostate cancer?

... person's lifetime. Inherited DNA mutations. Researchers ... DNA mutations
acquired during a man's lifetime. Most DNA mutations ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-what-causes

Do we know what causes basal and squamous cell skin ...

Other factors can also change a peron's DNA and raise their skin cancer risk.
Learn more here. ... UV rays can damage the DNA inside skin cells. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-basalandsquamouscell/detailedguide/skin-cancer-basal-and-squamous-cell-what-causes

What are the risk factors and causes of childhood cancer?

Most childhood cancers are a result of DNA changes very early in life. ... We
usually look like our parents because they are the source of our DNA. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerinchildren/detailedguide/cancer-in-children-risk-factors-and-causes

MediaRoom - Press Releases

... Press Releases. Press Releases. DNA Differences May Influence Risk
of Hodgkin Disease. Atlanta 2009/03/09 -A new analysis ...

http://pressroom.cancer.org/index.php?s=43&item=142

Do we know what causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma in children ...

... Scientists have found that certain changes in the DNA inside normal
lymphocytes can make them become lymphoma cells. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphomainchildren/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-in-children-what-causes