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Interlude B: Applying What We Learned: Cancer: Cell Division Out of Control

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Cell Structure Study Uncovers Taxol's Secrets

Scientists have learned exactly how the anti-cancer drug Taxol kills tumor cells. Their insight into Taxol was discovered during a study of molecular structures related to cell division.

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Active Reading Questions

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    Though cancer is a complex disease, the basic cellular malfunction is
    a) a failure to control cell division.
    b) a failure of mitosis.
    c) the conversion of a proto-oncogene to an oncogene.
    d) all of the above
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    Aberrant cells may fail to divide properly or may fail to die off when they are supposed to. Cells are generally programmed to die. This programmed cell death is referred to as _______.
    a) cytokinesis
    b) flagellation
    c) apoptosis
    d) oncogene
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    Use what you learned from reading the article to describe how Taxol is effective against cancer.
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