Saturday, August 23, 2008

How Cancer Grows - from Nova program 2001

How Cancer Grows
Follow the growth of a carcinoma from initial mutation to widespread metastasis. Flash plugin required.

All cancers begin with a genetic mutation within a body cell and advance when the cell's descendants mutate further. This feature follows the progression of a malignant tumor, beginning with the first mutation within a cell and ending with metastasis, the colonization of related tumors throughout the body. It focuses on the most common type of cancer, a carcinoma, which can originate in a particular type of tissue found in the skin, breast, prostate, and other organs.

Watch the Nova program:

This hour-long program is divided into eight chapters. Choose any chapter and select QuickTime or Real Video to begin viewing.

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