Course Work

Students who pursue Cancer Biology are required to complete 6 units including:

CBIO 242               Molecular, cellular and genetic basis of cancer (3 Units),

CBIO280                Cancer Biology Journal Club (1 unit per quarter, 3 quarters total)

Students are also expected to participate in the Seminar Series in Cancer Biology (non-credit).


Course Descriptions

Molecular, Cellular, and Genetic Basis of Cancer
CBIO 242
This is the core course in the Cancer Biology Concentration. Lectures and discussion sections will focus on key experiments and classic primary research papers in cancer biology.
(3 units, Spring, Tues and Thurs, 12:00pm – 1:30pm)

Cancer Biology Journal Club
CBIO 280
Focus is on recent papers in the literature to be presented by graduate students. When possible, these papers will relate to and their discussion will precede upcoming cancer-related seminars at Stanford. Attendance at the relevant seminar will be expected. In addition, our students act as hosts for visiting speakers in the Cancer Biology Seminar Series.  Required for and limited to all 1st and 2nd year graduate students in the Cancer Biology Program.
(1 unit, AWS, Wed 12:00pm -1:30pm Aut and Spr, 11:30am- 1pm Win)

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