Curriculum

Fall Courses

CCB700. Selected Topics in Cancer Cell Biology. 3 HR. PR: Consent. This course is designed for upper level graduate students. An expansion of the concepts and mechanisms of cancer biology through review of selected topics including cellular signals and tumor microenvironment, as well as diagnostics and therapeutic strategies. Prerequisite: BMS730 or consent. Steve Frisch, PhD, Course Coordinator.

CCB701. Biochemical & Oncogenic Signaling Networks. 3 HR. This course is designed for upper level graduate students. Course will focus on cellular transformation, mitogenesis, tumor survival, motility and kinase signaling. Jun Liu, Ph.D, Course Coordinator.

CCB705. Journal Club for Cancer Cell Biology. 1HR. A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the areas of tumor microenvironment and signaling networks. Club meets at noon on Thursdays. Alexey Ivanov, Ph.D, Course Coordinator.

CCB796. Graduate Seminar in Cancer Cell Biology. 1 HR. PR: Consent. Wed, Noon. Linda Vona-Davis, Ph.D, Course Coordinator.

CCB797. Research. 1-15 HR. PR: Consent.& Research activities leading to thesis, problem report, research paper or equivalent scholarly project, or a dissertation.

(Minimum 9 credits to remain full time in during the regular semesters.)

Spring Courses

BMS730. Introduction to Cancer Cell Biology. 3 HR.This introductory course is designed to familiarize first year graduate students with concepts in basic science cancer research. Topics include signal transduction, tumor growth and metastasis. Linda Vona-Davis, Ph.D, Course Coordinator.

CCB702. Cancer Pathology & Therapeutics (formerly Cancer Pharmacology & Therapeutics). 3 HR. This course is designed for upper level graduate students. Course will focus on the pathologic basis of cancer diagnosis and treatment together with therapeutic strategies, drug resistance, drug design and clinical trials. Prerequisite: BMS730 or consent. William Petros, Ph.D., Course Coordinator.

CCB705. Journal Club for Cancer Cell Biology. 1 HR. A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the areas of tumor microenvironment and signaling networks. Club meets at noon on Thursdays. Alexey Ivanov, Ph.D. Course Coordinator

CCB796. Graduate Seminar in Cancer Cell Biology. 1 HR. PR: Consent. Wed, noon. Linda Vona-Davis, Ph.D, Course Coordinator.

CCB797. Research. 1-15 HR. PR: Consent. Research activities leading to thesis, problem report, research paper or equivalent scholarly project, or a dissertation.

Summer Courses

CCB797. Research. 6-15 HR. PR: Consent. Research activities leading to thesis, problem report, research paper or equivalent scholarly project, or a dissertation.