Understanding the molecular and cellular basis of cancer is essential for the development of new therapeutic strategies and diagnostic tools. This course explores the basic biology of cancer, including the key cellular processes and players, whose alteration leads to uncontrolled cell proliferation. Topics include the pathology and genetic basis of cancer, the immune system, and the role of infectious agents and environmental carcinogens in the disease process. You'll also discuss emerging therapies and strategies for cancer prevention.
Learning OutcomesAt the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
- Describe the cellular and molecular basis of cancer and tumor progression
- Discuss therapeutic strategies for the treatment or prevention of cancer.
- Demonstrate research skills and be able to search current Internet resources and databases for genes involved in cancer.
- Cellular and molecular biology of cancer
- Developing independent research and designing therapeutic strategies.
Working knowledge of:
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Professional CreditCA BRN/LVN Credit--Provider #CEP13114.
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