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Cancer Biology

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the underlying principles, concepts and molecular mechanisms of cancer. The theme of cancer as a genetic disease will be studied in detail. Emphasis will be placed upon an understanding of signaling mechanisms, and how aberrant signal transduction pathways affect cell architecture and function. Students are required to register as student members to the American Association of Cancer Research (student membership is free). Students must also keep a journal on a specific type of cancer of their choice.