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Because cancer cells are able to skip the cell cycle checkpoints that are in place to ensure proper cell division.

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Q: Why do cancer cells have a shorter cell cycle?
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Do cancer cells have a long or short interphase?

In the cell cycle of cancer cells interphase is still the longest phase. However, interphase is shorter in cancer cells than in normal cells.

What phase in the cell cycle is likely to be dramatically shorter in a cancer cell?

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Cancer has a chaotic effect on the cell cycle. Cancer typically makes cells reproduce quickly and in an out of control manner.

How does cancer involve cell cycle?

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Why can cancer be described as a disease of the cell cycle?

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