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Cancer Genes Open Access Articles

Some types of cancer run in certain families, but most cancers are not clearly linked to the genes we inherit from our parents. Most cancers develop because of a combination of chance and our environmentCancer is not usually inherited, but some types – mainly breast, ovarian and prostate cancer can be strongly influenced by genes and can run in families. There are two basic types of genetic mutations: acquired and germline. Acquired mutations are the most common cause of cancer. These mutations occur from damage to genes during a person’s life, and they are not passed from parent to child. Tobacco use, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation (such as sunlight or from tanning beds), viruses, and age can damage genes and cause these mutations. Cancer that occurs because of acquired mutations is called sporadic cancer.Many cancers cannot be linked to a specific gene. It is likely that multiple, different genes are involved in the development of cancer. There is also some evidence that genes interact with their environment, further complicating the role of genes in cancer. Open access to the scientific literature means the removal of barriers (including price barriers) from accessing scholarly work. There are two parallel “roads” towards open access: Open Access articles and self-archiving. Open Access articles are immediately, freely available on their Web site, a model mostly funded by charges paid by the author (usually through a research grant). The alternative for a researcher is “self-archiving” (i.e., to publish in a traditional journal, where only subscribers have immediate access, but to make the article available on their personal and/or institutional Web sites (including so-called repositories or archives)), which is a practice allowed by many scholarly journals. OMICS Group is a scientific organization and online publishing house that drives the progress of research through freely available open access journals and international conferences. With 700+ peer-reviewed journals in its list and many expert reviewers and scientists in its editorial board OMICS Group is among the best open access publishers of the world. Also, OMICS Group organizes more than 3000+ International Scientific Conferences annually and provides eBooks, and additional services such as ScholarsCentral. OMICS Group has got support of more than 1000+ Scientific associations, 50,000+ editorial board members and 15 million readers.
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