ONCOL 520 - Tumor Biology

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

The course will provide an introduction to the basic science of oncology. Topics to be covered comprise: the genetic basis of cancer, including the role of proto-oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes; mechanisms of carcinogenesis and radiation-sensitivity, including DNA repair and cell cycle control; the molecular basis of tumor metastasis, including tumor cell invasion, extravasation and dormancy; the role of inflammation in cancer initiation and progression; angiogenesis; cancer genetics, and epigenetics; cell signaling; experimental therapeutics; cancer stem cells; drug-resistance; metabolism and palliation. Course offered in alternate (even-numbered) years. Prerequisites: BIOCH 200, and one of the following: BIOCH 320 or 330 or ONCOL 320.

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Winter Term 2024


Section Capacity Class times Instructor(s)
2024-01-08 - 2024-04-12 (TR)
14:00 - 15:20
ECHA 1-490
2024-01-16 - 2024-01-18 (T)
14:00 - 15:20
ED 107
Co-Instructor: Vickie Baracos
Primary Instructor: Gordon Chan
Co-Instructor: Michael Hendzel
Co-Instructor: Sujata Persad
Co-Instructor: Frank Wuest
Primary Instructor: Kristi Baker