Question 2#

Which of the following is NOT a hallmark of cancer?

a. Ability to invade and metastasize
b. Ability to evade apoptosis
c. Ability to evade autophagy
d. Ability to evade immune destruction

Correct Answer is C


There are six essential alterations in cell physiology that dictate malignant growth: self-sufficiency of growth signals, insensitivity to growth-inhibitory signals, evasion of apoptosis (programmed cell death), potential for limitless replication, angiogenesis, and invasion and metastasis. Recently two additional hallmarks have emerged-reprogramming of energy metabolism and evading immune destruction.