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EGFR mutations refer to abnormal changes in epidermal growth factor receptors, as Cancer.net explains. As these receptors play a role in regulating cellular growth and division, these abnormal changes may lead to some ty... More »

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As of 2015, the cause of the majority of myeloma cancers is not known, but progress is being made in understanding how mutations in DNA turn tumor suppressor genes on and off, explains the American Cancer Society. Myelom... More »

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Because there are different types of brain tumors that can form behind the eyes, there can be different causes for them that can include cancer and genetic disorders or mutations. For example, an optic nerve glioma is a ... More »

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Although it is unclear what causes kidney cancer, or renal cell carcinoma, factors such as high blood pressure, inherited and acquired gene mutations, smoking, and obesity can increase an individual's risk for developing... More »

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The causes of soft tissue sarcoma are not clear in most cases, but cancers in general originate when mutations in DNA are left unchecked and cause the cells to divide rapidly, according to Mayo Clinic. The accumulation o... More »

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