Course Description

BI 419 Biology of Cancer
4 cr. (4-0-0)
Prerequisite: BI 312, BI 406 or CH 450, junior standing or consent of instructor
Introduction to the biology of cancer cells. Comparison of cell cycle regulation, cell growth, apoptosis and cell adhesion in normal and tumor cells. Study of genes that are altered in tumors, including oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Examination of pertinent literature.