Nov 14, 2019  
Catalog 2018-2019 
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IDSP 201 - Introduction to Human Cancer-Research, Treatment and Prevention

2 Credits

Four topics will be covered including: 1) An introduction and overview of cancer; 2) cancer cell biology; 3) the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer and 4) the molecular pathogenesis and treatment of specific cancers. The focus of this course will be to provide information concerning what is currently understood about the biochemical mechanisms operating during neoplasia and will include up-to-date information about oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, metastasis, angiogenesis, tumor immunology, diagnostic approaches (conventional and molecular) and treatment modalities. The course will consist of lectures that stress the research approaches and findings that currently form the basis for our understanding of how neoplastic cells arise and form cancers. This course will form the basis for more advanced courses in the cell and molecular biology of cancer.