Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Introduction to oncology

BIO-392

Lecturer(s) :

Constam Daniel
De Palma Michele

Language:

English

Summary

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the biology of cancer, illustrating the mechanisms that cancer cells use to grow and disseminate at the expense of normal tissues and organs. The “hallmarks of cancer” categorization proposed by Hanahan and Weinberg (2001; 2011) provides a referen

Content

Topics of the course:

Keywords

cancer; hallmark of cancer; oncogene; tumor suppressor; tumor microenvironment; tumor immunology; tumor angiogenesis; invasion; metastasis; targeted therapy; resistance mechanism

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Biology

Important concepts to start the course

The biology of the cell, including: transcription; cell signaling; cell cycle.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures, during which the feedback of the students is requested.

Exercises (can vary in style, but are important to reach the learning objectives)

Expected student activities

Attending lectures and exercises.

Assessment methods

Written exam

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

Resources

Bibliography

The biology of cancer, Ed. Garland Science (by R. A. Weinberg).

Hallmarks of Cancer: The next generation. In Cell, 2011 (by D. Hanahan and R. A. Weineberg)

Ressources en bibliothèque

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German