MEDI 339
Introduction to Cancer Biology

This course will cover the genetic basis of cancer, initiation and progression of cancer, signal transduction, tumor microenvironment, and metastasis. Additional topics will include cancer genomics, epithelial to mesenchymal transition, adhesion, angiogenesis, targeted therapies, and animal models. This course will also have a journal-club component, which will enable students to read and discuss scientific journal articles related to the course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify cancer biology terms and apply terms and information in textbook to case studies
  • Discuss and present a scientific paper in detail, such as background information, experimental design, and findings



Class Type

Graduate Course