Published in Cancer Weekly, January 23rd, 2007
One feature of tumor cells that makes them cancerous is their ability to grow in the absence of the signals that normal cells require to grow. For example, breast cancer is often associated with the ability of the tumor cells to grow in the absence of a growth factor known as EGF.
In many cases, the tumor cells become independent of EGF through genetic mutations that result in the receptor for EGF or...
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