Cancer Biology

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cancer Biology

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Life Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Cancer is induced by abnormal expression of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. To better understand the tumorigenesis of various cancers in different tissues, this course will focus on understanding the mechanism of cancer development at genetic, epigenetic and cell biological aspects. This course will allow the students to develop a basic knowledge of cancer and to become acquainted with various techniques that are used to study cancer biology.

    Course Objectives

    • To help the student develops a better understanding of cancer
    • To familiarize the student with the many aspects of cancer biology - for example, oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, cancer genetics, tumorigenesis mechanism, metastasis, signal transducion in cancer development, and cancer treatment
    • To teach the student problem solving skills and how to think scientifically

    The Biology of Cancer, Robert A. Weinberg, Garland Science (2007)


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