Cancer Biology

Courses

CBIO 500S Core Cancer Topics 2.0 Credits

The overall goal of Cancer Tropics is to provide the student with exposure to cancer topics as they relate to topics covered in the core curriculum. In addition, students will get exposure to cancer-related topics not covered in other required courses.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CBIO 501S Infection, Inflammation and Cancer 2.0 Credits

This course will be an advanced-level comprehensive survey of infectious agents and inflammatory signals that have been linked to the development of various cancers. The molecular mechanisms that underlie viral, bacterial, and parasite associated human cancers as well as inflammation-mediated cell transformation mechanisms will be the focus of lectures and discussions. Sessions will consist of lectures and discussions of assigned reading.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIOC 510S [Min Grade: B]

CBIO 503S Cancer Biology Journal Club 1.0 Credit

The overall goal of the cancer journal club is to provide the student with exposure to primary literature of latest high impact research related to cancer research.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 4 times for 4 credits

CBIO 504S Cancer Biology 1st Lab Rotation 4.0 Credits

First rotation. Guided research is conducted on a part-time basis for 8-10 week period. Student will choose from a list of labs conducting cancer related research; the focus will be on acquisition of specific laboratory/molecular biology skills in cancer-related research. Rotations are generally conducted during fall, spring or summer of the first year. A written research report is required at the end of each rotation.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CBIO 505S Cancer Biology 2nd Lab Rotation 4.0 Credits

Second rotation. Guided research is conducted on a part-time basis for 8-10 week period. Student will choose from a list of labs conducting cancer related research; the focus will be on acquisition of specific laboratory/molecular biology skills in cancer-related research. Rotations are generally conducted during fall, spring or summer of the first year. A written research report is required at the end of each rotation.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CBIO 506S Cancer Biology Thesis Research 9.0 Credits

Research toward the fulfillment of the masters thesis. Process is monitored by the student’s advisor and department, advisory committee or thesis committee.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 8 times for 18 credits

CBIO 508S Cancer Biomarkers and Therapeutics 2.0 Credits

In this advanced course, students will learn about biomarkers and therapies for human cancers. A topic by topic analysis of key developments and approaches in biomarker discovery and validation along with cancer therapy are presented, with inclusion of pharmacologic, regulatory and basic science perspectives.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CBIO 510S Cancer Biology 3.0 Credits

This upper level graduate course is a team-taught lecture-based course on the biology of cancer including: transformation, oncogenes and suppressor genes, cell cycle, DNA damage/repair, cell signaling, oncogenesis, metastasis, and cancer therapies. Faculty from Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Wistar Institute will participate in the teaching. The purpose of the course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the principles of cancer biology. It has been designed to introduce students to the advanced concepts of cancer biology and latest conceptual, technical and therapeutic advances. The emphasis in this course is to convey the history and fundamentals of the topics to prepare students for CBIO 512S. This course is intended for second year graduate students interested in basic cancer research.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CBIO 512S Advanced Cancer Biology 2.0 Credits

The goal of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of current cancer biology research. This course is designed to introduce students to the advanced concepts of cancer biology and latest conceptual, technical and therapeutic advances. Students will become familiar with the latest research in many topics related to cancer biology, including cancer stem cells, cancer metabolism and cancer microenvironment, as well as with the basic cancer bioinformatics tools. Students will get first-hand experience in hypothesis development based on current cancer research findings and propose aims to test hypothesis. This course is intended for 2nd year graduate students. CBIO 510S is a prerequisite since a basic understanding of cancer biology will be needed. The prerequisite can be waived by Course Director.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CBIO 512S [Min Grade: B]

CBIO T580S Special Topics in Cancer Biology 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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