BIOS S-150 The Biology of Cancer
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This course explores the biology of cancer. We start by examining the personal, social, and economic consequences of this disease. We then focus on the cellular and molecular biology of cancer. We study the nature of cancer, the role of viruses in cancer, cellular oncogenes, cellular signaling mechanisms, tumor suppressor genes, and the maintenance of genomic integrity. We also examine the regulation of the cell cycle, apoptosis, cellular immortalization, tumorigenesis, angiogenesis, and metastasis. Finally, we examine how modern molecular medicine is being used to treat cancer.
Mondays, Wednesdays, noon-3 pm
Science Center Hall E
Optional sections Mondays, Wednesdays, 3-4 pm.
Start dateMonday, June 19
Steven Theroux, PhD.
Professor of Biology, Assumption College
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