BIOL 440 Cancer Biology

This course will focus on the biology of cancer from a molecular to a clinical perspective. Discussion will provide an overview of the cancer process from initial alteration of DNA to a mutational cascade resulting in tumor formation. Several specific cancers, their molecular origins, pathology of disease and therapeutic treatment will be studied in detail. The involvement of risk factors in the prevention of cancer, and in cancer progression will be discussed. The role of the oncologist and pathologist in the detection and treatment of cancer will be discussed by health care professionals.




BIOL 302, BIOL 310, BIOL 310L