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Understanding Cancer Series

  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Once a Molecular Black Box

Not long ago, a normal cell was like a molecular black box. In 1971, when Congress declared War on Cancer, scientists knew the major parts and functions of a cell, but they did not understand what was happening at the molecular level. Some fundamental questions about what makes a normal cell change into a cancer cell remained unanswered.

Once a Molecular Black Box