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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2018–2019
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BTK4410 Cancer Biology 4 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Bioteknologian tutkinto-ohjelma
Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences

Learning outcomes

The students will understand the main aspects of cancer biology and how different external and internal factors contribute to cancer development. They recognize the key processes involved in cancer progression and are able to understand the principles of cancer therapy.

General description

The Cancer Biology course focuses on the basic principles of the development and progression of cancer.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Anne Kallioniemi, Teacher responsible
Daniela Ungureanu, Teacher responsible


7-Jan-2019 – 1-Mar-2019
Lectures 15 hours
Mon 7-Jan-2019 - 4-Feb-2019 weekly at 12.15-15.00, F212
Seminar 6 hours
Mon 11-Feb-2019 at 13.15-16.00, PAIKKA, participation compulsory
Mon 18-Feb-2019 at 9.15-12.00, PAIKKA, participation compulsory
Exam 3 hours
Mon 25-Feb-2019 at 9.15-12.00, F211


Numeric 1-5.

Evaluation criteria

Exam and independent work.

Study materials

Lewis J. Kleinsmith: Principles of Cancer Biology (Pearson education) or

Lauren Pecorino: Molecular Biology of Cancer (Oxford University Press, third edition 2012)