2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO 107, 117 - Concepts of Biology: From DNA to Cancer

Course unit(s): 1
Meets GAR: Meets general academic requirement SC (and is a linked IL course when offered as 117).
Prerequisite(s): Students who have taken BIO 160 , BIO 165 , or BIO 175  need permission of the instructor to enroll.
This course covers the biology of cancer, from the changes in DNA and cells that lead to cancer to treatment and prevention strategies.  We will address the following questions:   What is cancer? What causes cancer?  How can cancer be treated?  Specific topics to be covered include hallmarks of cancer cells, causes of cancer (including environmental and hereditary factors, as well as infectious agents), and cancer genes, with a special focus on current topics in Cancer Biology.



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