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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 345 Cancer Biology

4 credits
This course provides students with an in-depth analysis of the biological changes that lead a cell to lose proliferative control and start spreading; becoming a cancer cell.  Topics include tumor viruses, oncogenes, tumor suppressors, cancer cell signaling, mechanisms of tumorigenesis, metastasis, immunotherapy and targeted-drug design.  Current seminal research literature is discussed in class and oral presentations from the students are required.  Three class hours weekly and special projects (no laboratory).

Prerequisite: BI 204  , BI 242  ; or written permission of the instructor and Department Chair.  BI 325  is highly recommended.