Write a 1000 word essay (Harvard style), choice of 1 out of 3 questions.
These essays are based on the material covered in the lectures notes:
1. 1. DNA repair can be different roles in cancer susceptibility and cancer treatment, and be considered a double-edged sword. Discuss this statement, using examples if at least two specific DNA repair pathways to illustrate your answer.
2. 2. Compare and contrast the actions of a tumour suppressor gene with those of an oncogene, using one example of each to illustrate your answer.
3. 3. Poor die, obesity, alcohol intake, and lack of exercise are interrelated lifestyle factors that can profoundly affect cancer risk and incidence. Discuss how at least two of these factors interact (with mechanistic detail) and increase your chances of developing cancer.
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