MASTERY QUIZ QUESTIONS 3
A) Basics of Cancer
Q: What are three types of bias that can affect estimates of success of
the war on cancer?
A: Screening bias, lead-time bias, and length bias.
Q: What are the four defining characteristics of cancer?
A: Clonality, autonomy, anaplasia and metastasis.
Q: What are the four types of cancer, and in which type of tissue does
A: Carcinomas from the epithelial tissue
Sarcomas from supporting tissue.
Lymphomas from immune tissues.
Leukemias from leukocytes
Q: What are the three stages in the three-stage model of malignant
A: Initiation, promotion and progression.
B) Genetics of Cancer
Q: What are the two common types of cancer genes?
A: Oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes.
Q: Which type of cancer gene is generally recessive?
A: Tumour suppressor gene.
Q: Which type of cancer gene generally cannot be inherited?
Q: What is the name of the model generally used to describe the
development of cancer?
A: Sequential somatic mutations in multistage cancer development. C) Cardiovascular Disease
Q: Cardiovascular disease can be classified according to region of the