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gene

a piece of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) inside a cell that has the information to make a specific protein. Genes are responsible for inherited traits such as hair color, eye color, and height, as well as susceptibility to certain diseases. See also deoxyribonucleic acid, mutation.

Genes And The Treatment of Cancer: A Breakthrough

... Genes And The Treatment of Cancer: A Breakthrough. ... Both patients responded
to the gene/lymphocyte therapy, and both are now free of disease at ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2006/08/31/genes-and-the-treatment-of-cancer-a-breakthrough.aspx

Genes and Cancer

... Learn About Cancer » What Causes Cancer? » Genetics and Cancer » Genes
and Cancer. Share this Page. Close. ... Genes and Cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/genesandcancer/index

What are genes? | American Cancer Society

... We have 2 versions (copies) of most genes – one from each parent. For some
versions of a gene, only one copy is needed to see a certain quality ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/genesandcancer/genes-and-cancer-what-are-genes

Genes, mutations, and cancer risk

... Usually several gene changes are needed before a cell becomes cancer.
To learn more about different types of cancer-related genes, please see ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/genetictesting/genetic-testing-intro

Changes in genes | American Cancer Society

... That means for most genes, it takes 2 mutations to make that gene stop working
completely. ... Other ways cells change genes and gene activity. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/genesandcancer/genes-and-cancer-gene-changes

New cancer genes: should I run to be tested?

... American Cancer Society Expert Voices. The American Cancer Society. New
cancer genes: should I run to be tested? August 07, 2013 ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/expertvoices/post/2013/08/07/new-cancer-genes-should-i-run-to-be-tested.aspx

The Amazing Analysis of Genes That Cause Cancer

... They then selected a reference standard of normal genes against which the
cancer genes could be compared. They took gene samples from 11 ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2006/09/13/the-amazing-analysis-of-genes-that-cause-cancer.aspx

ASCO: Genes, Targets, and The Future

... Dr. Len's Cancer Blog. The American Cancer Society. ASCO: Genes,
Targets, and The Future. by Dr. Len June 04, 2006 ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2006/06/04/asco-genes-targets-and-the-future.aspx

Can breast cancer be prevented? | American Cancer Society

... to reduce breast cancer risk in women with BRCA2 gene mutations who ... Mutated
BRCA genes found by genetic testing; Strong family history (breast ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-prevention