2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 19, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 236 - Biology of Cancer


According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the cause of one in eight deaths around the world, and kills an even greater proportion of Americans. Over the past thirty years, great strides have been made in understanding the biological and environmental causes of cancer; we have also made stunning progress in the treatment of some cancers. This class will address the cellular, genetic and biochemical basis of cancer, as well as delve into current modes of treatment. Students will choose a human cancer and develop an essay, present a poster and give an oral presentation on it, based on a review of primary literature.

Prerequisites: BIOL 137  or  BIOL 118  recommended.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered periodically.