Normal cancer cell division from NIH

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Life Science scientists, in an article titled Epigenetics makescancer cell “lean mean machine”  have found that a typical prostate cancer cell has growth genes turned ON but tumor suppressor genes turned OFF. This is a deadly combination. Professor Susan Clark, the project leader, says “We can see that the epigenome is remodeled in a very consistent and precise way, effectively swamping the expression of any gene that goes against the cancer cell’s interests. She goes on to say that this switching not only occurs in the cancer cells but all nearby cells as well. She says the tumor cells work in a very programmed way, not a random way! How did this programming occur? It is beneficial to the cancer growth but not to the host
animal.

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