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7.95 Cancer Biology

 

 

The materials and information for this class can be found on Stellar.

 

Course Description

 

Intensive analysis of historical and current developments in cancer biology.

Topics covered in lecture and through critical reading of relevant literature include: principles of transformation, viral and cellular oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, tumor cell growth, apoptosis, principles of cancer biology, and cancer genetics.

Image credit: Jacks lab: Lung cancer developing in a mouse carrying targeted, activating K-ras mutation. Nature 410.