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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GCC - 611 Cancer Biology I

In this pro-seminar series students will learn the underlying molecular and cellular biology involved in carcinogenesis, tumor growth, and metastasis, with an emphasis on modern techniques and strategies used to dissect these mechanisms and ‘target’ tumor cells. This course will provide the student with a solid background in general cancer biology with knowledge of the latest concepts in signal transduction, metabolic reprogramming of tumor cells, cell cycle control, and cancer therapeutics as well as a general appreciation of the rapid advances made recently in the area of cancer research. Students will learn: 1) how cellular processes are altered during cancer, 2) how different cancer types are being modeled and studied in the laboratory, and 3) how novel therapeutic strategies are being developed to target an individual tumor based upon its genetic mutational status. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 3