What is the scientific community doing to attempt to eliminate the most common forms of cancer that are ravaging society?
Assignment 3 Instructions
The global community is plagued by increasing
incidence of lung cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer,
prostate cancer, leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, liver cancer, ovarian cancer,
and esophageal cancer. Other types of cancer exist but are less frequent. What
is the scientific community doing to attempt to eliminate the most common forms
of cancer that are ravaging society?
1. Be certain that you have read your
textbook’s chapter on cell division, specifically the last section on how cells
become cancerous. This is context for completing this assignment.
the presentation (found in the Reading & Study folder of Module/Week 4)
entitled “Ways to Fight Cancer.” Notice that the presentation outlines
essentially 3 approaches to fighting cancer: a) reduction of cancer risks, b) correction
of cancer genes, and c) destruction of cancerous tissue.
the “Individual Assignment 3: 10 Discoveries in the War on Cancer” document is
a set of 10 scientists’ discoveries. Scan the discoveries briefly. Then open
the assignment submission link in Module/Week 4. In the text box, number from 1
to 10 for the 10 discoveries listed in the document.
carefully on the first discovery (#1). Would this discovery be more useful for (a)
reducing cancer risks, (b) correcting/restoring cancer cells to normal, or (c) destroying
cancerous tissue? After #1 in your list, place in parentheses the letter representing
the approach to fighting cancer that will best
be served by this new discovery. (More than one approach may be served, but
which is most likely to be helped most significantly?)
this analysis for each of the remaining 9 discoveries. Return to the “Ways to
Fight Cancer” presentation as needed for additional perspective. When finished,
your entire text box must be simple: a numbered (1–10) list of letters a, b, or
points are granted for each correct association, up to 6 correct. If you get
any 6 correct out of 10, you get a perfect score (60 points) on the assignment.
this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 4.