Cancer Biology (CANC)

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000s to 4000s are upper-division undergraduate courses that can also be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office

CANC 8214. Cancer Biology Seminar. 1 Credit.

Current and emerging topics with presentations and discussions facilitated by leading experts from GW and outside institution; student-led journal club and oral presentation opportunities. Prerequisites: BMSC 8210 and BMSC 8212.

CANC 8221. The Basic Science of Oncology. 3 Credits.

Epidemiology, genetics, viruses, oncogenes, chemical carcinogenesis, radiation carcinogenesis, tumor growth, metastasis, biochemistry of cancer cells, tumor markers, hormones and cancer, cancer immunobiology, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Prerequisites: BMSC 8210, BMSC 8212 and BMSC 8230.

CANC 8998. Advanced Reading and Research. 1-12 Credits.

Restricted to doctoral candidates preparing for the qualifying examination. May be repeated for credit.

CANC 8999. Dissertation Research. 1-12 Credits.

Restricted to doctoral candidates. May be repeated for credit.