Details of LS4204 (Spring 2020)

Level: 4 Type: Theory Credits: 4.0

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

Introduction to Cancer Biology:
Definitions, Classifications, Nomenclature

Hallmarks of cancer:
Ten hallmarks of cancer and brief discussion on them, Steps of cancer progression

Introduction to oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes

Understanding cancer biology
Growth factors and anti-growth factors and receptors related to cancer
Cell cycle and Apoptosis
Telomere and telomerase
Chromosome instability and epigenetic regulations
Angiogenesis and Metastasis
Cancer metabolism
Tumor immunology

Cancer therapeutics

1. The Biology of Cancer by Robert A. Weinberg, 2nd edition (2013), Publisher: Garland Science.
2. Molecular Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics by Lauren Pecorino, 3rd edition (2012), Publisher: Oxford University Press.

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