Advances In Cancer Research
The purpose of cancer research is to identify the causes and develop strategies for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Cancer research ranges from epidemiology (the study of the transmission and control of disease), molecular bioscience (bench or laboratory research) to the performance of clinical trials (studies in people) to evaluate and compare applications of various cancer treatments.
This section summarizes what we know about cancer to date. This is information you will need to understand as you go through the research section, so go slow, take breaks and come back again as needed.
A model of a benzopyrene binding to a strand of DNA. Benzopyrenes are mutagenic and highly carcinogenic - that is, they cause mutations and cancer.
As a mutagen it binds to, and alters the chemical structure of, DNA.
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