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Instructions: Using the following instructions, do a writting concerning the cancer disease

In the first half of the 20th century, it was estimated that 25% of the population would develop cancer. Detention and treatments were not as advanced and mortality rates were  significant for several forms. By the last 25 years of the 20th century the percentage of the population estimated to develop cancer was about 32% but detention and treatments were advancing, and survival rates were improving. Current estimations are that approximately 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes (based on 2015–2017 data). Cancer is due to faulty regulations of cell cycles that occur in the various growth and development genes in your cells.

Cancer treatments are evolving and becoming more “personalized” based on an individual’s genetic makeup for some type of cancers. For this assignment, you will need to find research articles that describes a recent development in gene therapy or gene technology for treating a particular type of cancer. You will need to:           

Cancer Background

  • Describe the specific cancer. It should include: the body systems/organs the cancer effects, its symptoms, treatments other than gene therapy and statistical data about how many people get this form of cancer and what are its survival rates (for all forms of treatment).

History & Development of the Gene Therapy

  • Any history or development behind the gene therapy treatment
  • Summarize how a specific gene therapy or gene technology is being used to treat the specific cancer.

Gene Therapy Availability

  • Has the gene therapy completed human trials or is it still an “experimental treatment” and not available to everyone?
  • Has the gene therapy changed since first introduced for this cancer? Is a newer version going through trials for the same type of cancer?

Now & Future treatments

  • Have survival rates for the specific cancer improved with the use of gene therapy?
  • Is there a “downside” to the gene therapy treatment? Can it cause harm? Is it really expensive? 
  • Is this the “future” of treatment for this cancer? Will it totally replace surgery, chemo and radiation?

Remember that Wikipedia is a good starting point, but do not cite it as a source! Citations are usually found at the bottom of the article that can lead you to sources that you can cite. Also, utilize databases such as

I am also attaching a website for an article that is about 15 years old but gives you some background into earlier work in gene therapy into specific types of cancer. You may use it as one of your resources

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