BIOL 145 Understanding Cancer • 5 Cr.


This course will cover the causes, detection, treatment and prevention of the major types of cancer, including the hallmarks of cancer as well as the fundamentals of the cell and molecular events that lead to cancer. Recommended: some Biology courses taken prior to this course.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • After successfully completing this course, students should be able to: Describe the basic biology and genetics of cells. Provide an overview of cancer, including the major hallmarks of cancer. Identify the major cellular and genetic changes that occur in cancer. Identify the major types of cancer, and associated risk factors and treatment options. Describe how our developing knowledge of cancer is related to new developments in biotechnology and is influenced by societal issues.