Details of LS4204 (Spring 2017)

Level: 4 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
LS4204 Cancer Biology Tapas Kumar Sengupta


  • Introduction to Cancer Biology:
    Definitions, Classifications, Nomenclature

  • Hallmarks of cancer:
    Six hall marks of cancer and brief discussion on them, Steps of cancer progression

  • Introduction to oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes

  • Retro-virus and cancer

  • Growth factors and anti-growth factors and receptors related to cancer

  • Cell cycle and Apoptosis

  • Telomere and telomerase

  • Chromosome instability and epigenetic regulations

  • Angiogenesis, Metastasis, Tumor immunology

  • Cancer therapeutics

The Biology of Cancer by Robert A. Weinberg, 1st edition (2006), Publisher: Garland Science.

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Elective
2 IP 4 Elective
3 IP 6 Not Allowed
4 MR 2 Not Allowed
5 MR 4 Not Allowed
6 MS 8 Elective
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective