Biology of Cancer
With millions of people diagnosed with cancer each year, increased focus on finding better diagnostic tools and treatment options has led to tremendous advancements in the field of oncology. This weekend, you will explore the molecular and genetic changes that lead to cancer, discuss the ethics behind research studies and cancer treatment, and gain insight into current cancer treatment protocols and advancements for the most prevalent types of cancer. Learn the role of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in the development of cancer and conduct independent and group research to advance their understanding of cancer in the human body. Create and discuss case presentations about different types of cancer, including their risk factors, symptoms, diagnostic workup, and treatment plans.