BIOL 5: oncogenes or tumour suppressor genes? (how do I know which?)

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There is a question in an aqa biol 5 paper (june 2010 question 6 (c) (ii)) that asks, why a patient in a trial might develop cancer. The answer states that it is the inactivation of tumour suppressor genes that cause it. (it doesn't allow oncogenes as an answer.

But how do I know whether it's the inactivation of tumour suppressor genes or the activation of oncogenes causing the cancer?

I cannot find any clue in the question.

Please help..
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Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get responses.

I'm going to quote in Puddles the Monkey now so she can move your thread to the right place if it's needed. :yy:

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