Introduction to Cancer Biology (BIO2104.01)

Amie McClellan

The cells in our bodies need to grow and divide in order to make new tissue, and to repair or replace damaged tissue. The processes that govern cell growth and division are tightly regulated. When the cells that comprise the tissues of our bodies lose the ability to properly regulate their growth and proliferation, cancer is the result. This introductory level course will provide an overview of the basic mechanisms and genetics underlying human cancers, as well as explore current diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.


Learning Outcomes:
understanding of the normal flow of genetic information and how that is disrupted in cancer

insight into the underlying causes, both chemical and genetic

familiarity with methods of diagnosis and treatment

appreciation for the complexities inherent in eradicating this disease


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 8:30AM - 10:20AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Fully In-Person , Biology
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