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What causes retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma occurs when a malfunction in genetic material causes the production of unnecessary cells. The disease results from mutations to a gene called RB1, which prevents retinal tumors by regulating cell division. Cancer only occurs when both alleles of the gene are mutated. Hereditary mutations can increase the chances of retinoblastoma.

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