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Type D: Health and Behavioural Sciences - Cancer Biology

Biology 4230 Cancer Biology
This course provides upper-level students with instruction in the interdisciplinary and immensely growing field of cancer research. This course includes aspects of molecular and cell biology, virology, immunology, histopathology, and epidemiology. Specific topics covered may include: pathologies of common cancers, cellular immortalization and transformation, tumour immunology and microenvironment, infectious agents and cancer, viral evolution and cancer, invasion, metastasis and stem cells. Additional topics such as cancer diagnosis (e.g. diagnostic imaging techniques including ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging) and how cancers are treated (e.g. standards of care, radiotherapy, and innovative non-invasive treatment approaches) may also be discussed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Biology 3252/Chemistry 3251 and 0.5 FCE from the List A Biology Elective Courses or permission of the Chair of the Department of Biology.

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences