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Quiz about Cancer101
Quiz about Cancer101

Cancer101 Trivia Quiz


Although not a pleasant topic, many people do not know the basics of this important disease. Listed below are five fundamental questions about cancer.

A multiple-choice quiz by stevus. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
stevus
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
39,596
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
3 / 5
Plays
5102
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Question 1 of 5
1. A doctor who specializes in the treatment of cancer is called a(an): Hint


Question 2 of 5
2. A general term for abnormal new growth is: Hint


Question 3 of 5
3. The absence of which cellular process is thought to contribute to some cancers? Hint


Question 4 of 5
4. Which gene causes cancer when it is absent from the genome? Hint


Question 5 of 5
5. What type of cell gives rise to the most tumors? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A doctor who specializes in the treatment of cancer is called a(an):

Answer: oncologist

2. A general term for abnormal new growth is:

Answer: neoplasia

Neoplasia is a broad term whereas the other three terms are for more specific types of cancer.
3. The absence of which cellular process is thought to contribute to some cancers?

Answer: programmed cell death

Normally cells can commit suicide (programmed cell death) if something goes wrong, but some cancer cells have lost this ability and are able to grow when they should not.
4. Which gene causes cancer when it is absent from the genome?

Answer: p53

ras, raf and tiam all cause cancer when activated but not when deleted. p53 is known as a tumor suppressor gene.
5. What type of cell gives rise to the most tumors?

Answer: epithelial

Epithelial cells line organs such as the lungs, breast and colon that are in closest contact with the environment. Many researchers feel this may contribute to disease (e.g, lung cancer).
Source: Author stevus

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