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MEDG 521 Molecular and Cell Biology of Cancer

Focuses on molecular and cell biology of cancer through a series of lectures, reviews, student presentations and discussion.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Pre-reqs: BIOL 334.

Equivalents: PATH 531 (1989W)

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
Blocked MEDG 521 001 Seminar 2 Mon 9:00 12:00

MEDG 521 course coordinators for 2017W: Dr. Will Lockwood ( and Cathie Garnis (

Location: Gordon and Leslie Diamond Family Theatre, Ground Floor, BC Cancer Research Centre, 675 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Students are encouraged to enroll with prior coursework in the areas of molecular and cellular biology. Upper level biochemistry is also helpful. Students with previous experience in cancer research will benefit, however this is not a mandatory requirement. Most of the students who take the course will be conducting their thesis research in some area of cancer biology, detection or treatment.

Recommended textbook: "Biology of Cancer" by Robert Weinberg.