Oncogene Activation

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Title: Oncogene Activation
Description: This illustration explains how a normal cell becomes a cancer cell. An oncogene in a normal cell appears to regulate and influence cell growth and division. When a cancer causing agent affects a cell's DNA and the oncogene is activated, a cancer cell develops.
Topics/Categories: Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Jane Hurd (Illustrator)
AV Number: AV-8903-3783
Date Created: March 1989
Date Added: January 1, 2001
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.