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Identifying Cancer Risk

Activity Summary
Students will engage in a board game that will highlight the different means of acquiring mutations that can contribute to an increased or decreased risk of cancer. Students will learn about cancer what cancer is, possible causes, and possible contributors and preventers to mutations necessary for cancer to occur.

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Learning Objectives
1. Recall the definition of cancer
2. Identify different possible contributors and preventers of cancer
3. Identify current treatments for cancer

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Game Rules

cancer, uncontrolled growth, mutations, prevention, contribution

Last updated: 3/4/2015