GS102 Week 3 Written Assignment - 2216

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Find and read the following article (under the Resource tab in the course, and then click on EBSCO Host):

Esteva, F. J. and Hortobagyi, G. N. (2008). Gaining ground on breast cancer, Scientific American, 298, 58-65.

Provide a critical analysis of the article (200-300 words). In your writing, identify the potential causes of breast cancer and the authors’ suggestions for potential treatments of the disease. Relate the information from this article to your understanding of cancer and the cell cycle. Be sure to cite your course readings/text.


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Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, developing in approximately one of out of every eight women. Researchers have recently realized that particular genes, when they become mutated, can cause a normal cell to become cancerous. Once these genes are mutated, they are known as oncogenes, and are believed to be responsible for the transformation of a normal cell into a