Oncology For Scientists I

Course ID: 
RPN 530
Description: 

 

Fall Schedule, 2016

 

August
Date Lecture Topic Suggested Reading Speaker Audio
30 (Tues.) ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING   Dr. Block  
September
1 (Thurs.)

1. The Epidemiology of Cancer

Slideshow 1 Slideshow 2

 

Dr. Hahn

Audio
6 (Tues.) 2. The Hallmarks of Cancer Slideshow Ch 1, 2 Ms. Affronti Audio
8 (Thurs.) 3. Methods of Analysis Slideshow   Ms. Affronti Audio
13 (Tues.) 4. Methods of Analysis Slideshow   Ms. Affronti Audio
15 (Thurs.) 5. Growth Factors/Signal Transduction Slideshow Ch 5, 6 Dr. Das Audio
20 (Tues.) 6. Metabolism of Cancer Slideshow   Dr. Das Audio
22 (Thurs.) 7. Regulation of the Cell Cycle Slideshow   Dr. Chandra Audio
27 (Tues.) 8. Cancer Cell Cycle Slideshow Ch 8 Dr. Chandra Audio
29 (Thurs.) 9. Oncogenes/Tumor Suppressor Genes Ch 4, 7 Dr. Gelman  
October
4 (Tues.)

10. Cell Structure and Tumor Microenvironment

Ch 13 Dr. Kurenova  
6 (Thurs.) EXAM # 1 ( LECTURES 1 - 9)
11 (Tues.) 11. Chromosome Structure, Replication, Transcription, Translation   Dr. Battaglia  
13 (Thurs.) 12. DNA Repair Ch. 12 Ms. Zunic  
18 (Tues.) 13. Genomic Instability Ch. 11 Dr. Nastiuk  
20 (Thurs.) 14. MicroRNAs, RNA Modifications, and RNA Editing   Dr. Patnaik  
25 (Tues.) 15. DNA Methylation   Dr. Smiraglia  
27 (Thurs.) 16. Genomic Imprinting   Ms. Hillman  
November
1 (Tues.) 17. Metastasis and Angiogenesis Ch. 13, 14 Dr. Bhat  
3 (Thurs.) 18. Senescence and Immortalization Ch. 10 Dr. Yadav  
8 (Tues.) 19. Apoptosis Ch. 9 Dr. Yadav  
10 (Thurs.) EXAM # 2 (LECTURES 10 - 18)
15 (Tues.) 20. Viral Carcinogenesis   Dr. Gelman  
17 (Thurs.) 21. Chemical Carcinogenesis   Dr. Yadav  
22 (Tues.) 22. Radiation Carcinogenesis   Dr. Chandra  
24 (Thurs.) THANKSGIVING/FALL RECESS
29 (Tues.) 23. History of Immunology   Dr. Evans  
December
1 (Thurs.) 24. Cells of the Immune System   Dr. Hylander  
6 (Tues.) 25. Antibodies   Dr. Lugade/Dr. Thanavala  
8 (Thurs.) 26. T Cell Immunity   Dr. Abrams  
15 (Thurs.) EXAM #3 (LECTURES 19 - 26)

Required Text:
The Biology of Cancer 2nd Ed
Robert A. Weinberg
Garland Science, 2014

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot
Crown, 2010

The Gene
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Scribner, 2016

Course Website:
http://www.roswellpark.edu/oncsci

Course Coordinator:
AnneMarie W. Block, Ph.D. - Rm. S-513, Gratwick Basic Science Building., X4589
Email: annemarie.block@roswellpark.org

Teaching Assistant:
Anand Sharda, CGP L5-140 x7180
Email: anand.sharda@roswellpark.org

Semester: 
Fall
Credit Hours: 
4
Day: 
Tuesday
Thursday
Time: 
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Notes: