Oncology 703: Carcinogenesis and Tumor Cell Biology
Fall Semester; 3 credits. Viral, chemical, and physical factors involved in tumor formation in humans and experimental
Prerequisites: Oncology 401 or equivalent, organic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, virology, or consent of instructor.
Instructors: Wei Xu (course director), Caroline Alexander, Chris Bradfield, Paul Lambert, Jing Zhang.
Oncology 735: Current Problems in Cancer Biology
Spring Semester; 2 credits. This course is required for second-year Cancer Biology PhD majors as they prepare for their preliminary examinations.
Oral presentation and grant proposal writing experience are required for Cancer Biology PhD majors, and these skills are critical for students becoming independent scientists.
Instructor: Jeff Ross
Oncology 715: Ethics in Science
Spring Semester; 1 credit. This course is required for first-year Cancer Biology PhD majors.
Topics will include: assignment of credit and authorship, privileged communications, appropriate recording and treatment of data, scientific misconduct, dual-use research, intellectual property, use of animals and humans in research, conflicts of interest, and issues related to gender and minority equity.
Instructors: Janet Mertz and Michael Gould
BMI 541: Introduction to Biostatistics
Fall - 3 credits. This course is required for 2nd year Cancer Biology PhD students.
Course designed for the biomedical researcher. Topics include: descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, estimation, confidence intervals, t-tests, chi-squared tests, analysis of variance, linear regression, correlation, nonparametric tests, survival analysis and odds ratio. Biomedical applications used for each topic.
Prerequisite: Math 221 or equivalent or instructor’s consent.
Oncology 725: Readings in Cancer Biology
Spring Semester; 2 credits. Cancer Biology Graduate Program, graduate student, or permission of instructor.
This course fulfills an important facet in the development of independent scientists by teaching them to critically read and review the current literature. This course is required for Cancer Biology PhD students and for students appointed to the NIH training grants in Cancer Biology and Virology.
Instructor: Bill Sugden
Oncology 901: Cancer Biology Student and Postdoc Seminar
Fall & Spring Semesters; 1 credit. This course is annually required for Cancer Biology PhD students (2nd Year plus) and for students appointed to the NIH training grants in Cancer Biology and Virology.
Prerequisite: 2nd Year (plus) Cancer Biology Graduate Program, graduate student, or permission of instructor. This course fulfills an important facet in the development of independent scientists by teaching them to present their research.