Cancer Therapy
Cancer Therapy

Cancer Therapy

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Cancer Therapy Q1

Which of the following is NOT an external cause of mutations?

A

UV radiation

B

Oxygen free radicals

C

Genetics

D

Viruses

Cancer Therapy Q2

Which of the following is NOT linked to lung cancer?

A

Smoking

B

Asbestos

C

Radon

D

Arsenic

Cancer Therapy Q3

Which of the following significantly causes liver cancer throughout the world?

A

Aflatoxins

B

Benzene

C

Hepatitis B and C viruses

D

Alcohol

Cancer Therapy Q8

Which of the following types of cancer has the highest death rate for both males and females of all educational levels?

A

Breast

B

Lung

C

Colorectal

D

Prostate

Cancer Therapy Q5

Human papilloma virus has been linked to which of the following?

A

Breast cancer

B

Colon cancer

C

Cervical cancer

D

Lung cancer

Cancer Therapy Q6

At what age should a male begin having prostate screenings done if they are at normal risk?

A

35

B

45

C

40

D

50

Cancer Therapy Q7

At what age should females begin screening for cervical cancer?

A

No later than 21

B

30

C

Before 21 if sexually active

D

Both A and C

Cancer Therapy Q8

Removal of potentially cancerous tissue for microscopic examination is known as a ______________.

A

Microarray

B

Mammogram

C

Biopsy

D

Oncogram

Cancer Therapy Q9

The lower a cancer’s stage, then ______________ is greater.

A

Metastasis

B

Loss of cell growth

C

Patient’s chance of survival

D

Risk for secondary infection

Cancer Therapy Q10

What is the biggest causative agent for death caused by cancer?

A

UV radiation

B

Tobacco smoking

C

Radioisotopes

D

Genetics

Cancer Therapy Q11

What is the most dangerous form of skin cancer?

A

Sarcoma

B

Blastoma

C

Carcinoma

D

Melanoma

Cancer Therapy Q12

What is the prominent cancer in the United States?

A

Breast cancer

B

Cervical cancer

C

Prostate cancer

D

Colon cancer

Cancer Therapy Q13

What is the single best way to prevent cancer?

A

Eat a high fiber diet

B

Exercise daily

C

Avoid tobacco

D

Have an annual check-up

Cancer Therapy Q14

Which of the following cancer risks does BRCA analysis evaluate?

A

Environmental exposure

B

Genetic predisposition

C

Dietary intake

D

Medical status

Cancer Therapy Q15

Which of the following greatly increases your risk for esophagus cancer?

A

Tobacco

B

Poor diet

C

Alcohol

D

Both A and C

Cancer Therapy Q16

Which of the following is a screening test for cervical cancer?

A

Pap

B

Mammogram

C

PSA

D

Fecal occult blood

Cancer Therapy Q17

Which of the following is a screening test for colon cancer?

A

Pap

B

Mammogram

C

PSA

D

Fecal occult blood

Cancer Therapy Q18

Which of the following statements about screening methods is true?

A

Screening methods provide a definitive diagnosis.

B

Screening methods are used to detect cancer in patients without symptoms.

C

Screening methods should only be used if a patient has cancer symptoms.

D

Screening methods have not made a significant impact on cancer prognosis.

Cancer Therapy Q19

How are antibodies used to treat cancer?

A

They mark cancer cells to be killed.

B

They block important receptors on cancer cells.

C

They carry toxic substances to the cancer cells.

D

Both A and C

Cancer Therapy Q20

Surgery is often used with which of the following to treat cancer?

A

Radiation

B

Immunotherapy

C

Chemotherapy

D

Both A and C

Cancer Therapy Q21

What drug first treated metastatic cancer in 1956?

A

Methotrexate

B

Doxil

C

Mustard gas

D

Avastin

Cancer Therapy Q22

What type of cancer is Gleevec used to treat?

A

Chronic myelogenous leukemia

B

Lymphoma

C

Kaposi’s Sarcoma

D

Acute colon cancer

Cancer Therapy Q23

Which of the following cells will be least impacted by chemotherapy?

A

Cells lining the gastrointestinal track

B

Cancer cells

C

Bone marrow cells

D

Skeletal muscle cells

Cancer Therapy Q24

Which of the following is NOT a process that PKD (protein kinase D) regulates?

A

Inducing apoptosis

B

Cell division

C

Cancer cell proliferation

D

Signaling

Cancer Therapy Q25

Which of the following is NOT an example of a chemotherapy drug?

A

Spindle promoter

B

Antimetabolite

C

Genotoxic agent

D

Purine and pyrimidine antagonists

Cancer Therapy Q26

Which of the following is NOT an example of targeted therapy?

A

Kinase inhibitor

B

Angiogenesis inhibitor

C

Antimetabolites

D

Antisense oligonucleotides

Cancer Therapy Q27

Which of the following is the downside to a siRNA cancer treatment?

A

It is toxic to normal cells.

B

The same siRNA cannot be used a second time if cancer returns.

C

It is impossible to get siRNA into cells.

D

siRNA stimulates an immune response.

Cancer Therapy Q28

Which of the following is the most common approach for delivering DNA in gene therapy?

A

Lentivirus

B

Adenovirus

C

Herpes simplex virus

D

Epstein Barr Virus

Cancer Therapy Q29

Which of the following is the role of embryonic stem cells?

A

To repair damaged tissues

B

For long term maintenance

C

To divide into tissue that will form organs

D

To complete body tissues

Cancer Therapy Q30

Which one of the following types of cancer might be treated with hormone therapy?

A

Esophagus

B

Lung

C

Prostate

D

Colon

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