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oncogene

any of several genes, first identified in viruses but present in all cells, that when abnormally activated can cause cancer

oncogene

[′äŋ·kō‚jēn]
(genetics)
A gene whose mutation can lead to cancer in experimental animals and humans.
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Only a small proportion of cancers, up to five out of a 100, are clearly linked to an inherited cancer gene, but please see your doctor and discuss your anxiety.
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