An oncogene is a gene that has the potential to cause cancer. In tumor cells, they are often mutated or expressed at high levels. Most normal cells will undergo a programmed form of rapid cell death (apoptosis) when critical functions are altered. Activated oncogenes can cause those cells designated for apoptosis to survive and proliferate instead.
Related Journals of Oncogenes:
Reports in Cancer and Treatment, Oncology & Cancer Case Reports, Current Trends in Gynecologic Oncology,Journal of Immunooncology, Journal of Brain Tumors & Neurooncology, Archives of Surgical Oncology, Journal of Immunooncology, Chinese Journal of Cancer, Oncogenesis, Madridge Journal of Oncogenesis, Oncogenes and Cancer, Oncogene