GS21 1622 Topics in Cancer Prevention

Chang, Shine; Cameron, Carrie.  Two semester hours. Spring/Biennial (odd-numbered years). Grading System: Pass or Fail. Prerequisite: none

Given the projected shortage in 2020 of medical oncologists to care for cancer patients and survivors, the need for cancer prevention and control is urgent.  Research and discovery of new and improved strategies for preventing cancer will be discussed, as well as the application of proven cancer prevention strategies in the clinic and community, and the ethical implications surrounding all of these efforts in cancer prevention and control.  The objectives of this course are to provide students in the basic, behavioral, and population sciences with a strong foundation in conceptual models used for cancer prevention research and practice, the principal approaches used in promising areas of research, and new challenges and opportunities for future cancer prevention and control activities.  The course will be taught by a team of M.D. Anderson faculty from various basic science, population science, and clinical disciplines.