Inside Cancer: How Genes Influence Cancer Development

Dr Momna Hejmadi, University of Bath

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What is the one thing that all cancers have in common? They begin as mutant or rebel cells! In this course we will explore how changes in cancer genetics and epigenetics enables these cells to grow uncontrollably, by exploiting our blood vessels and immune system along with other systemic changes.

Finally, we will discuss how our understanding of genetics has helped both refine conventional treatments like radiation and chemotherapy, and inform the design of new treatments that can target specific proteins within cancer cells.

The course is designed as a beginner’s guide to cancer genetics and would appeal to school students, teachers, undergraduates, pharmacists, nurses, medical practitioners, or indeed anyone interested in understanding the molecular basis of cancer.

Dates:
  • 3 June 2019
  • 11 February 2019
  • 8 October 2018
  • 11 June 2018
  • 26 February 2018
  • 11 December 2017
  • 2 October 2017
  • 5 September 2016
  • 7 March 2016
  • 7 September 2015
  • 2 March 2015
  • 1 September 2014
  • 20 January 2014
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  • Language: English Gb

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