These Web resources will enhance the concepts described by Klug and Cummings in their textbook Essentials of Genetics.
OncoLink (http://www.oncolink.com/) is the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center online resource to cancer information.
- Eukaryotic Cell Cycle
Eukaryotic Cell Cycle (http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/instruct/mcclean/plsc431/cellcycle) is a nice overview of the genetics of cancer.
- The Laboratory of Prostate Cancer Research
The Laboratory of Prostate Cancer Research (http://www.duke.edu/vertices/fall94/cancer.html) is studying drugs to block the cell cycle in prostate cancers. There is also a brief discussion of gene therapy for prostate cancer.
- Cell Cycle Control Points and Cancer
Cell Cycle Control Points and Cancer (http://wsrv.clas.virginia.edu/~rjh9u/cdk.html) provides an overview, with accompanying figures, of the control of the cell cycle.
Retinoblastoma (http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cancernet/200993.html) is described in detail at the CancerWeb and includes information on treatment options.
- Wilms' Tumor
Wilms' tumor (http://www.oncolink.org/types/article.cfm?c=14&s=55&ss=440&id=9129) is a cancer of the kidney, and this site provides an overview of the prognosis, diagnosis, classification, and treatment of this cancer.
- Breast Cancer Gene Database
Breast Cancer Gene Database (http://mbcr.bcm.tmc.edu/ermb/bcgd/bcgd.html) provides a central resource for learning more about the genes involved in breast cancer.
- Breast Cancer
This breast cancer article (http://www.oncolink.org/types/article.cfm?c=3&s=5&ss=33&id=8320) is a compilation of resources and information on this deadly cancer. You can find the latest studies and treatment options for this disease, and the site contains many links to other WWW pages.
- Ras Gene and Cancer
Ras Gene and Cancer (http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/IWT/Ras_Gene_and_Cancer.html) is an excerpt from a symposium that discusses the discovery of oncogenes.
- Why all the chickens?
"Why all the chickens?" (http://www.stanford.edu/group/lipsick/chickens.htm) is a fun short essay on the role of this bird in cancer research.
- Metastatic Tumors to the Brain and Spine
"Metastatic Tumors to the Brain and Spine" (http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/ABTA/mets.htm) is a document that describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this type of tumor.
- Hereditary Colon Cancer
Hereditary Colon Cancer (http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/IWT/Case_Hereditary_Colon.html) briefly describes two cases of colon cancer and the diagnostic methods that are now available.
- Colon Cancer
Colon Cancer (http://www.mskcc.org/document/wiccolon.htm) is an overview of this deadly disease.
- Colon Polyps
Colon Polyps and Colon Cancer (http://personalweb.sunset.net/~mansell/polyp.htm) contains a chart with links to documents about many aspects of colon cancer.