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How is cancer related to cell division?
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Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Mutation in p53: normal cells that divide have control over a mutation that arises. If so, the division is slowed by p53 so that mutations in DNA are repaired and not passed to next generation. In cancer the mutation in the p53 oncogene does not function to slow cell division for repair and the mutation is passed to next generation of cells.
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Last updated Mar 3, 2015
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