Cell Biology and Cancer

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  • Cancers result when genes required for normal cell function are mutated and the resulting cells undergo other changes ultimately leading to uncontrolled division. This session reveals new information on normal cell function, proto-oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes and their role in the cell cycle, and current research in drug design for specific cancers.


  • Originally released by Annenberg Learner, 2003.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on August 15, 2018.
  • Streaming video file.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • Understanding of Cancer (3:37); Cause of Cancer (5:56); Development of Cancer (5:54); The Cell Cycle (4:06); Cancer's Immortality (7:00); Credits: Cell Biology and Cancer (1:12)
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