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Module code:BIOC3013(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Cancer Biology
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Dr M Katan-Muller
Organiser's location:Room 118c Darwin Building UCL
Available for students in Year(s):3,
Module prerequisites:Students wishing to take this module are strongly encouraged to have: EITHER (1) a strong biochemistry background/iBSc background OR (2) a 2.1 or higher average in Year 2 AND must have taken and achieved a 2.1 or higher in a cell biology-related course or in genetic systems. This module cannot accommodate more than 60 students. Should the module size exceed 60, the criteria outlined above will become mandatory for confirmation of enrolment on BIOC3013. 
Module outline:This course focuses the on mechanism of cancer and the cutting edge in its treatment. It focuses on the regulation of cell proliferation, DNA damage and repair, Aberrant growth regulatory mechanisms in malignant cells, Oncogenes related to guanine nucleotide-binding proteins, Inherited cancers; the genetics of tumour suppressor genes, The biochemistry of tumour suppressor gene-encoded proteins, Chromosomal translocations in cancer, Metastasis and adhesion molecules; angiogenesis, colorectal cancer as a model of tumour progression, The regulation of normal haemopoiesis and haematological malignancies. The origins of epithelial tumours, tumour measurement and location; markers and imaging, An overview of systemic cancer therapy, Cytotoxic drug therapy and drug resistance, Targeted and cytokine therapy in solid tumours, Hormone-dependent tumours and hormonal therapy, Mechanisms of cure in leukaemia, Cancer prevention.  
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Module assessment:Unseen two-hour written examination 70.00%.
Coursework 30.00%.
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