GENE 527
Cancer Genomics

The course will cover basic and advanced concepts in cancer genomics and will address practice guidelines created and adopted by authoritative resources such as ACMG, AMP, ASCO and NCCN. The major focus will be on the applications of cytogenetic and molecular genetics in the diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutics. The didactic and core lectures will be supplemented by clinical case discussion in germline genetics, hematopathology and solid tumors.

Prerequisites

Completion of or concurrent enrollment in the above course(s) or permission from the instructor.

Learning Objectives:

Somatic Cancers

  • Describe the use of cytogenetics in somatic cancer
  • Describe molecular profiling in somatic cancer
  • Describe variants using appropriate nomenclature Interpret variants according to standardized criterion

Hereditary Cancers

  • Describe the pathogenesis of the most common inherited cancer syndromes
  • Describe the methods for detection and interpretation of results for the disorders
  • Describe variants using appropriate nomenclature Interpret variants according to standardized criterion
  • Discuss detection as secondary findings of NGS testing

Overview

Program

Class Type

Graduate Course

Credits

2

Availability

Spring 2022

Session

Session A

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