This course will provide the student with a solid background in general cancer biology. Upon completion of the class, students should have basic understanding of the mechanisms by which tumors gain and maintain a growth advantage, and of potential therapeutic targets.

This course will teach principles of wet lab for molecular biology, applying them to a particular cell models, and general molecular biology laboratory procedures and safety implications. Student will be introduced to PCR, gel electrophoresis, imaging, Western blotting and site-directed mutagenesis techniques.