15 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This module aims to demonstrate the importance of the modified tumour microenvironment and to relate it to understanding mechanisms of tumour growth, metastasis and drug development. Through lectures, tutorials and workshops from leading scientists and clinicians we will examine how hypoxia, tumour angiogenesis, immunology, inflammation, tumour-stroma interactions, extracellular matrix remodelling, mechanisms of metastasis and cancer stem cells affect tumour growth and drug resistance, and how this knowledge can be exploited for development of novel cancer therapies. Assessment will be through a referenced written seen exam and a poster presentation which will look to assess critical awareness and understanding of the role of the tumour microenvironment.

Staff Contact: STATON CAROLYN A
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Oncology and Metabolism):

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