Explores the fundamentals of cancer development and progression. Topics include cancer cell proliferation, growth factors and the cell cycle, apoptosis and cell survival, DNA damage and repair, oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, and genetic and epigenetic changes that lead to tumor formation. Additionally, tumor-host interactions including tumor neovascularization, invasion and metastasis, the tumor microenvironment, and tumor immunology will be covered. Lastly, this course will explore the histopathology, screening, diagnosis and therapeutic treatments currently available to cancer patients. This course is an elective for those majoring in Biological and Health Sciences; it is open to other students meeting the requisites. Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. Not offered every semester. Prerequisites: BIOLOGY.271 and CHEM.230 or CHEM.231 or permission of instructor.