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BIOL 4510 Cancer Biology (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The onset of cancer occurs through a multi-step process that is accompanied by the deregulation of fundamental cellular processes, including cell cycle control, apoptosis and angiogenesis. This course will provide an overview of the molecular and cellular changes associated with these processes and with the initiation, progression and metastasis of tumors. Topics covered will include tumorigenesis, tumor viruses, oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, genomic instability and the current treatments for cancer. The class will draw on textbook and primary literature readings to enrich the current view of this complex disease.


Instructor(s): Danielle Taghian

Prerequisites: BIOL 2040 and additional coursework in molecular cell biology (such as BIOL 3040, BIOL 4140, or BIOL 4400)

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Last Updated: 10-Jan-14