UT Dallas 2023 Graduate Catalog

BMEN6368 - Cancer: Pathology-Therapeutics

BMEN 6368 Cancer: Pathology-Therapeutics (3 semester credit hours) This course provides a comprehensive introduction into the pathology of cancer, its underlying mechanisms of evolution and progression, and how the design of cancer therapeutics is tailored to the pathobiology. Students will become familiar with the subtypes of cancer in addition to the mechanisms of action of standard-of-care and emerging treatment modalities. Furthermore, students will learn about cutting-edge anti-cancer therapeutic strategies currently in development within the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries. Examples include nanotechnology, engineered biologics, immunotherapy, and gene therapy for the treatment of various cancers. The course will include in-depth research into the primary literature and student presentations of relevant advances in anticancer therapeutics. This course will provide a strong fundamental understanding for all graduate students currently undergoing or looking to pursue research in cancer therapy and bioimaging. (3-0) Y