Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 10, Cell Growth and Division - 10.3 - Regulating the Cell Cycle - 10.3 Assessment - Page 290: 2a


Cancer is a disease of the cell cycle because it comes about because the cell no longer responds to controls that take the cell systematically through the stages of the cell cycle.

Work Step by Step

Cancers no longer heed internal and external growth signals that tell it to stop growing and dividing. The cell cycle is tightly regulated at specific points in the cycle so that cells don't grow and divide out of control; this uncontrolled cell division can be quite detrimental to a multicellular organism.
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