What is the one thing that all cancers have in common? They begin as mutant or rebel cells! In this course we will explore how changes in cancer genetics and epigenetics enables these cells to grow uncontrollably, by exploiting our blood vessels and immune system along with other systemic changes.
Finally, we will discuss how our understanding of genetics has helped both refine conventional treatments like radiation and chemotherapy, and inform the design of new treatments that can target specific proteins within cancer cells.
This course is an introduction to cancer genetics and is designed to further your knowledge of the molecular basis of cancer.
It is suitable for secondary school students, considering studying medicine, nursing, or other careers in healthcare, as well as teachers who wish to learn more about cancer development.
It would also be beneficial for undergraduate students, pharmacists, nurses, and medical practitioners who want to further their understanding of the genetics and epigenetics.
This course is also suitable for cancer patients, families, and carer groups who want to explore the science behind cancer development and treatment.