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Inside Cancer: How Genes Influence Cancer Development

University of Bath via FutureLearn


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.

The course is designed as a beginner’s guide to cancer genetics and would appeal to school students, teachers, undergraduates, pharmacists, nurses, medical practitioners, or indeed anyone interested in understanding the molecular basis of cancer.

Please note this course is self-paced and will run without facilitation.

Taught by

Momna Hejmadi


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  • A great class! This class explores the fundamental principles of how genetics influences the development and spread of cancer. Very informative and engaging class. Taught by scientists, still, for anyone interested in learning about how our genes...
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