Displaying 1-10 of 30.

somatic mutation

[so-mat-ick mew-tay-shun] a change in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that starts in one cell of the body at any time of life after an embryo is formed. All the cells that arise from that cell will typically have the same mutation, which in some cases can lead to cancer. This kind of mutation is different from an inherited mutation, which is present at birth and in all the cells of the body. Somatic mutations are not passed on to children. Compare to inherited disease. See also deoxyribonucleic acid, mutation.

What are mutations?

... These are called acquired, sporadic, or somatic mutations. An acquired mutation
can be caused by things in the environment such as exposure to ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations

Cancer Glossary

... This kind of mutation is different from an inherited mutation, which is present
at birth and in all the cells of the body. Somatic mutations are not ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=s

References

... Fearon ER, Bommer GT. Progressing from Gene Mutations to Cancer. ... The
somatic mutation theory of cancer: growing problems with the paradigm? ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-ref

Oncogenes, Tumor Suppressor Genes, and Cancer

... These are called acquired, sporadic, or somatic mutations. An acquired mutation
can be caused by things in the environment such as exposure to ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002550-pdf.pdf

What are mutations?

... These are called acquired, sporadic, or somatic mutations. An acquired mutation
can be caused by things in the environment such as exposure to ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations?ssdomainnum=5c38e88&ssdomainnum=5c38e88&url=http%3A//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%3Furl%3Dhttp%253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%253furl%253dhttp%25253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%25253furl%25253dhttp%2525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%2525253furl%2525253dhttp%252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%252525253furl%252525253dhttp%25252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%25252525253furl%25252525253dhttp%2525252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%2525252525253furl%2525252525253dhttp%252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%252525252525253furl%252525252525253dhttp%25252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%25252525252525253furl%25252525252525253dhttp%2525252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppress

What are mutations?

... These are called acquired, sporadic, or somatic mutations. An acquired mutation
can be caused by things in the environment such as exposure to ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations?ssdomainnum=5c38e88&ssdomainnum=5c38e88&ssdomainnum=5c38e88&url=http%3A//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%3Furl%3Dhttp%253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%253furl%253dhttp%25253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%25253furl%25253dhttp%2525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%2525253furl%2525253dhttp%252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%252525253furl%252525253dhttp%25252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%25252525253furl%25252525253dhttp%2525252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%2525252525253furl%2525252525253dhttp%252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%252525252525253furl%252525252525253dhttp%25252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%25252525252525253furl%25252525252525253dhttp%2525252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/onco

What are mutations?

... These are called acquired, sporadic, or somatic mutations. An acquired mutation
can be caused by things in the environment such as exposure to ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations?ssdomainnum=5c38e88&url=http%3A//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%3Furl%3Dhttp%253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%253furl%253dhttp%25253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%25253furl%25253dhttp%2525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%2525253furl%2525253dhttp%252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%252525253furl%252525253dhttp%25252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%25252525253furl%25252525253dhttp%2525252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%2525252525253furl%2525252525253dhttp%252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%252525252525253furl%252525252525253dhttp%25252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-what-are-mutations%25252525252525253furl%25252525252525253dhttp%2525252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/oncogenesandtumorsuppressorgenes/oncogenes-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-cancer-

Heredity and Cancer

... cancer. An abnormal change in a gene is called a mutation. The 2 types
of mutations are inherited and acquired (somatic). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/heredity-and-cancer

Cancer Glossary

... These are called somatic or acquired mutations. This type of mutation happens
in one cell at a time, and only affects cells that arise from the single ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=m

Do we know what causes osteosarcoma?

... These are called germline or inherited mutations. ... These are called somatic
or acquired gene changes. Inherited gene changes. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/osteosarcoma/detailedguide/osteosarcoma-what-causes