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Restricting Cancer Cell Growth

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Cancer is dependent upon the accumulation of genetic mutations over the lifespan of a cell. These changes alter the way that the cell responds to cues in the environment. However, there are several mechanisms that have evolved in higher organisms in order to prevent cells from becoming malignant.

Which of the following does NOT represent a mechanism to restrict the development of cancer?

A

Forced senescence.

B

Apoptosis.

C

Increased expression of telomerase.

D

Increased expression of cell surface receptors.