Teaching in the Department of
665 Cancer Biology Journal Club (15
students, Fall, 1 credit) Coordinator
seminar style class focuses on the molecular and cellular biology of cancer
through review of current
literature. This is a graduate level course, and basic knowledge
of cancer biology (etiology, pathology,terminology,
research models, techniques, etc) is assumed. The basic class format is the
presentation and discussion of original research papers. Students are responsible for at least one
assigned presentation during the semester and are expected to read all assigned
papers prior to class each week. Class
participation is mandatory.
622 Cancer Biology, (15-20 students,
Spring, 3 credits). Coordinator
This lecture course presents an overview of the
cancer development process at the cellular and molecular level, including
regulatory networks involved in growth control and tissue organization and an
introduction to animal, cell and molecular techniques for studying progression,
treatment and prevention of cancer.
To gain an appreciation of the complexity of the
cancer development process at the cellular and molecular level.
To provide students with an understanding of
regulatory networks involved in growth control and
tissue organization. This is primarily
achieved through the study of changes observed when these networks are
disturbed in cancer cells.
To gain exposure to whole animal, cell culture and
molecular techniques for studying progression, treatment and prevention of
To develop fundamental concepts of cancer
identification, etiology and epidemiology.
To understand the cellular and molecular basis of
current strategies for cancer prevention and treatment.
Last updated on 02/18/2009