Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 18 - 18.5 - Concept Check - Page 392: 2


Cancer has a hereditary component if it involves a gene which is inherited in a state which is prone to mutate so that the gene promotes cancer.

Work Step by Step

There are some alleles of genes which are in a sense pre-cancerous, more readily mutated to promote formation of cancer. Thus, some caners "run" in some families with these alleles.
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