CMCA 520S Molecular Basis of Cancer 3.0 Credits
The goal of this course is to promote learning and intellectual development in the area of cancer biology. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the biology and pathology of cancer. This course will educate students on the principles of cancer biology, including the genetic and molecular changes normal cells undergo during transformation into malignant cancer cells. We explore the role of mutations in cancer cells, and how they lead to the dysregulation of essential biological properties like programmed cell death, growth and migration. We compare classical with newer treatment strategies such as targeted therapies and immune therapies. We also explore the challenges associated with preventing and diagnosing cancers.
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit