Oncology and Cancer Biology
This is a program that focuses on the scientific study of carcinogens; the
onset of malignancy in cells, tissues, blood, and organs; the genetics of
cancer; the anatomy and physiology of cancer cells; and the study of cancer
behaviors and treatments.
Includes instruction in gene expression; oncogenes and
tumor suppressor genes; viral genes and cancer proliferation; regulation of
signal transduction; cancer proteins; hormonal and growth factors in cancer
cells; tumor promotion, progression, and metastasis; carcinogen receptors and
metabolism; carcinogen ecology; immunological targeting; and studies of genetic,
chemical, radiologic and other treatment therapies.