MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
Integrated Master in Science: Biochemistry and Biotechnology options

Year 3, Component 05

BS349-6-SP
BS349-6-SP
Molecular Basis of Cancer
(15 CREDITS)

The aim of this module is to provide you with current knowledge and understanding of cancer. We will discuss general aspects of cancer biology (cancer statistics and risk factors, origins and multistage nature of cancer, metastasis and angiogenesis). The identification and isolation of oncogenes and tumour suppressors and the mechanism of action of their products will be analysed. We will explore cancer molecular biology and signalling pathways in cancer. We will discuss cell cycle and apoptosis and their role in the maintenance of normal cell populations and in the emergence of cancer. The principles of some of the current approaches in cancer therapy will be discussed.

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