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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2016-2017

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


2 Credits

This will be a two credit introductory course team taught by basic scientists and clinical scientists. 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 finding 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.