Cancer 101: How Mutations Make Cancer a Moving Target.
Cancer

Cancer 101: How Mutations Make Cancer a Moving Target.

Dr. Talia Henkle
Dr. Talia Henkle

In 10 seconds? One reason cancer is hard to treat is its ability to mutate. In this installment of our Cancer 101 series, Sparrow’s cancer expert will break down what DNA mutations are, what happens when cancer cells mutate and how this creates challenges for doctors.

What does cancer have to do with mutations? Think about it this way. In the utopia of our bodies, cancer is an unruly anarchist–a deviant that spends its life wreaking havoc by following its own disruptive  manifesto. Today, we reveal cancer’s troubled origins which lead to its wayward radicalization. And it all begins with what scientists call a ‘DNA mutation’ (as mentioned in our first Cancer 101 Digest).

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