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Introduction to Cancer
MB&B 123
Fall 2015 not offered

There is no doubt that cancer is currently one of the biggest global health problems we face. Although we have made great strides in understanding the underlying mechanisms of the disease and of treatments, millions of people worldwide are still diagnosed with and will succumb to the disease every year. 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, including the genetic basis of cancer; the role carcinogens, genetics, and infectious diseases play in the development of cancer; the role of the immune system in controlling cancer and how it can be harnessed in new, novel treatments; the basic biochemistry behind chemotherapy; and the basic biology behind preventative strategies.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM MB&B
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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