Amoeba sp. is unicellular, so can't form a tissue. It need not go through any apoptosis. It just continuously get doubled.

Could we compare them with cancer-cells?

or in-reverse,

could we tell that cancer-cells are a sort of mutated cell, that is behaving like Amoeba, or behaving in a primitive manner, and lost its later-upgrades?

It seemed to me when I came to know that, mutation in many possible, separate genes, can cause mutation (probably that's why all environmental articles about different mutagens lead to the same disease... cancer). So I was wondering about there could be a common-cause behind all these cancers ... which maybe a loss in all latter-upgrades.

  • $\begingroup$ I don't think cancer cells are free-living. What do you mean by "later upgrades"? $\endgroup$ – another 'Homo sapien' Sep 13 '16 at 5:03
  • $\begingroup$ Evolutionarily acquired characteristics to form a tissue and organ of particular shapes, that is absent in primitive organisms like Amoeba. $\endgroup$ – Always Confused Sep 13 '16 at 5:09
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    $\begingroup$ I didn't mean cancer cells if go to nature will behave like amoeba. I'm editing the question title. Thanks for your suggestion $\endgroup$ – Always Confused Sep 13 '16 at 5:12

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