Virtual: Cancer Genomics - A Short Course for Undergraduates


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Please Note: This course will have mandatory live sessions from 1-2 PM ET daily.

You must be able to commit to attendance at these sessions in order to participate in the course.

Enroll in this free 2-week online course to learn about the foundational concepts in the field of cancer genomics and its impact on cancer diagnosis and treatment. During the course, you will participate in both live and asynchronous instruction in cancer genomics and hear directly from experts, including biomedical researchers and clinicians, who work in the field. You will learn about the biology of cancer cells, the unique features of cancer genomes, and the bioinformatic approaches that are used to study cancer genomes. You will explore the intersection of cancer genomic research and clinical care, discovering how genetic alterations in cancer genomes are classified and used to diagnose and treat cancer patients. Working in small groups, you will use knowledge of cancer genomics and bioinformatics tools that you have learned to evaluate a fictional cancer patient case report and suggest and defend a treatment plan. 

This course is aimed at current undergraduate students who have at least completed their first year.