Causes of Cancer (The Biology of Cancer) by Donna M. Bozzone

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In addition to identifying possible associations between exposure to a potential carcinogen such as radiation and the development of cancer, it is important to determine a biologically plausible mechanism to account for the formation of a tumor. With respect to the relationship between X rays and cancer, the first experimental evidence came from a study done by French physician Jean Clunet in 1908. Clunet exposed four rats to an intensive beam of X rays. Two rats died and two survived. 1 The electromagnetic spectrum.

He served during World War I and, although he was not injured in battle, he was infected with dengue fever. In 1916, Clunet was sent to the Middle East on a military transport ship. An enemy submarine sank the ship, but Clunet survived and directed the rescue operations and emergency medical care for the other soldiers involved. After this close call, Clunet went to Romania to set up a military hospital. By this point his luck had run out. Clunet contracted typhus, probably from a patient, and died in 1917.

2 Color-enhanced transmission electron microscopy (magnification = 27,000x) of negatively stained human papillomavirus (HPV), isolated from common warts. ) hepatitis C virus (HCV), account for 80 percent of the liver cancer cases in the world. Let’s look more closely at HPV and HBV, two important pathogens, or disease-causing agents. The human papillomavirus (HPV) spreads from person to person by sexual contact. The prevalence of the virus is lowest among nuns and sexually inexperienced individuals.

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