Basic Cancer Biology and the Interface with Clinical Oncology course available spring 2019

CNCR 520/406, PHRM 520/406, PATH 520/406 (3 credit hours, graded)

Directed by David Danielpour, PhD and Kishore Guda, DVM, PhD this graduate-level course gives students a broad understanding of the fundamentals of cancer biology and etiology. It will provide clinical perspectives of cancer pathogenesis and how knowledge gained through research is advancing the field of cancer therapeutics and precision medicine.

Classes will be of lecture/discussion format and will also include student presentations and group discussion of journal research articles to develop critical thinking in cancer research and experimental design and enhance students’ presentation and communication skills. Uniquely, there are course modules dedicated to critical grant proposal writing and critiquing skills (in R21 format). The modules aim to help students optimize their success in competing for national/institutional level awards and an independent career track in research in the long-term. The course also features lectures from a diverse group of faculty who are experts in their fields. Topics in the course range from tumor microenvironment and chemoprevention of cancer to DNA damage, targeted therapeutics and use of hematopoietic stem cells in therapy.

For Spring 2019, class will be held Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 pm in the Wolstein Research Building (WRB) Room 6-316.

The prerequisites for the course are cell biology and microbiology or consent of the course director, Dr. David Danielpour at or 216-368-5670.