Cancer Genetics & Epigenetics

Cancer is essentially a sickness of tissue growth regulation. The affected genes are divided into two broad categories: Oncogenes and Tumour Suppressor Genes. Oncogenes are genes which stimulate cell growth and reproduction. Tumour Suppressor Genes are genes that inhibit cell division and survival. Malignant transformation can occur through the development of novel Oncogenes, the inappropriate over-expression of usual Oncogenes, or by the under-expression or disabling of Tumour Suppressor Genes.

Effects of epigenetics:

  • Diet
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity
  • Tobacco smoking
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Environmental pollutants
  • Psychological stress and
  • Working on night shifts

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