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BIOL 406 Biology of Cancer

Covers the genetic, physiological, and molecular principles underlying the causes and treatments of cancer. Course focuses on the regulatory pathways and their genetic flaws that govern cell proliferation, angiogenesis, malignancy and metastasis. Intended for biology majors in their senior year.


Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.
Note: Enrollment limited to Biology and Life Science Teaching majors only, except by instructor permission.
3 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 24, 2002 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Explain and apply scientific knowledge in the biology of cancer, both theoretical and experimental, at the upper division level.
  • Read and interpret primary scientific literature in cancer biology.
  • Recall, explain and apply the concepts, knowledge and vocabulary of cancer biology at the level necessary for success in graduate study in this field.