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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 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 lecture hours weekly Fall

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