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Loyola University Maryland    
  Nov 18, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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BL 424 - Cancer Biology with Seminar/Lab

(5.00 cr.)

Prerequisite: BL 118 , BL 119 , BL 121 , BL 126 . An in-depth examination of the molecular and genetic basis of cancer biology. Clinical aspects of cancer are also discussed, including topics related to histopathology, diagnosis, and treatment. The laboratory component of the course introduces students to the study of cancer cells and their characteristics, and to current cancer biology techniques. Lab techniques include cell culture, histopathology, microarray, cell viability assays, invasion assays, molecular biology techniques, and cancer stem cell assays. In the seminar component of the course, students critically analyze primary research literature, learn about different cancer types, and discuss socioeconomic topics related to cancer.

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