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Genes can play a role in the development of cancer. It has been determined that human BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes produce ____________ proteins that are responsible for ensuring that the genetic material of the cell remains stable. When either of these genes is mutated, the individual's risk for certain types of cancers, such as breast cancer, is greatly increased.

A

tumor activation

B

tumor suppressor

C

tumor promoter

D

tumor vascularization

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