Cancer Public Service Announcement Project
The local chapter of the American Cancer Society has learned that you are taking a CancerBiology college course and have asked you to help them develop a public serviceannouncement. The goal of the announcement is to educate the general public on the biology ofone specific type of cancer and to encourage people to get screened, look for signs themselves,or implement lifestyle changes that will reduce their chance of developing that specific type ofcancer.
In this multi-step assignment, you will throughout the semester create a public serviceannouncement article.
This assignment addresses the following course outcomes:
identify properties involved in maintaining homeostasis in order to recognize how certain factorscontribute to cancerrecognize the complexity of cancer and assess current approaches for screening, diagnosis,and treatment in order to adopt appropriate lifestyle strategies
apply knowledge of causes, development, and progression of cancer to ask questions andmake informed decisions about personal and public health
Step 4: Submit Public Service Announcement (20%) –
Your public service announcement should contain the following information:
Introduction: Share a few statistics about the chosen type of cancer and introduce what will becovered (5 points).Describe the known genetic and environmental factors that cause this type of cancer. Includedetails about genes, inherited and spontaneous mutations, proteins, hormones, and knowncarcinogens that are involved with the development of this type of cancer (20 points).Using your knowledge of cancer cell and tissue biology, describe the development andprogression of this type of cancer (10 points).Discuss the current approach for screening, diagnosis, and treatment for this type of cancer.Include either an explanation of how one type of treatment works at the cellular level or discussan emerging innovative approach to treatment (15 points).Discuss what can be done from a public health perspective, and from an individual perspective,to reduce the risks associated with the development of this type of cancer (20 points).Conclusion (5 points)References in APA format (10 points) If you are using images include the source below theimage (url to website).Length Requirement: 1200-1800 words (5 points)Mechanics and organization of content will account for 10 points.
Your announcement should be fully paraphrased in your own words, your own writing style, andstructure. Changing just a few words in a sentence is not fully paraphrasing.
Use in-text citations within your assignment and a reference list at the end. Text from outsidesources either needs to be fully paraphrased in your own writing style (in-text citation is stillneeded), or needs quotation marks around the copied text, plus an in-text citation after. Thereshould be a minimal need for direct quotes in this assignment (less than 10%).
Remember that your audience is the general public.
Submit your writing as a scientific article for the general public, as a Word document or PDFfile. Make sure you follow and cover all the Steps and requirements outlined above