Spring 2013 not offered
Cancer is one of the biggest global health problems we face, even though we have made great strides in understanding the underlying mechanisms of the disease. To understand why cancer is still a huge threat, with all the progress that has been made, the basic science of this multifaceted disease will be examined with a focus on the genetic basis of cancer; the role carcinogens, genetics, and infectious diseases play in its development; the role of the immune system in controlling cancer and how it can be harnessed in new, novel treatments; the biochemistry of chemotherapies; and the basic biology behind suggested preventative strategies.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [MB&B181 or BIOL181] AND [BIOL182 or MB&B182]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MB&B)
Selected readings from scientific journals such as Cancer Cell, Nature Medicine, and PNAS.
Text: Paul Scotting, CANCER: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE. London: Oneworld Publications, 2010. ISBN 10: 1851687556
|Examinations and Assignments: |
1 midterm, 3 quizzes, 1 in-class group presentation, final paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
It is recommended that students will have also taken MB&B 208 or its equivalent from the Biology Major.
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