The University of Arizona  1993-95 General Catalog

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Cancer Biology (CBIO)
Arizona Health Sciences Center, Room 0914
(520) 626-7479

Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Cancer Biology


Professors G. Tim Bowden, Chair (Radiation Oncology), David S.
Alberts (Internal Medicine), Harris Bernstein (Microbiology and
Immunology), Eugene W. Gerner (Radiation Oncology), William J.
Grimes (Biochemistry), Evan M. Hersh (Internal Medicine), Junetsu
Ito (Microbiology and Immunology), John W. Little (Biochemistry),
Neil Mendelson (Molecular and Cellular Biology), David W. Mount
(Molecular and Cellular Biology), Raymond B. Nagle (Pathology),
Garth Powis (Pharmacology), Sydney E. Salmon (Internal Medicine),
Nobuyoshi Shimizu (Molecular and Cellular Biology), I. Glenn
Sipes (Pharmacology and Toxicology), Raymond Taetle (Internal
Medicine), Samuel Ward (Molecular and Cellular Biology), Ronald
Weinstein (Pathology)

Associate Professors Danny L. Brower (Molecular and Cellular
Biology), Louise M. Canfield (Biochemistry), Anne E. Cress
(Radiation Oncology), William S. Dalton (Internal Medicine),
Carol Dieckmann (Biochemistry), Harinder S. Garewal (Internal
Medicine), Helen Gensler (Radiation Oncology), Robert Gillies
(Biochemistry), Jennifer D. Hall (Molecular and Cellular
Biology), Mary J. C. Hendrix (Anatomy), Siraj Mufti, Research
Associate Scientist (Pharmacology and Toxicology)

Assistant Professors Alison E. Adams (Molecular and Cellular
Biology), Kit S. Lam (Internal Medicine), Daniel C. Liebler
(Pharmacology and Toxicology), Alan F. List (Medicine), Jesse D.
Martinez (Radiation Oncology), Roger L. Meisfeld (Biochemistry),
Marianne Powell (Internal Medicine), Charles W. Taylor (Internal
Medicine), Ted Weinert (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

Scientists from various departments comprise the
interdepartmental Program on Cancer Biology which offers programs
leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees
with a major in cancer biology. The curriculum of the cancer
biology graduate program is designed to introduce students to the
body of knowledge that has been derived from experiments on the
production, properties, and therapy of cancer and to assure that
the students have the necessary background in one or more areas
of related fundamental science to enable them to do original

For more information concerning admissions and degree
requirements, see the Graduate Catalog.

505. Eukaryotic DNA Replication (3) [Rpt./1] I 1994-95 Molecular
and biochemical aspects of DNA replication in mammalian cells
will be described in conjunction with discussions of recent
journal articles on selected topics.  Includes the regulation of
S phase within the eukaryotic cell cycle; nuclear organization
during DNA synthesis; DNA replication enzymes; viral, yeast and
embryo models of DNA replication; the initiation of DNA
replication; DNA replication origins and the reconstitution of
DNA replication complexes. P, BIOC 462b. (Identical with BIOC
505, MCB 505, and MBIM 505) Cress

551. Molecular Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis (3) I 1994-95
Physical and chemical carcinogenesis. Special emphasis will be
upon molecular aspects of the interaction of the carcinogenic
agents with mammalian cells and the subsequent mutagenic and
metabolic consequences of such interactions. The topics of
oncogene activation and tumor suppressor gene inactivation
induced by carcinogens during multi-stage carcinogenesis will be
emphasized. The molecular biology techniques used in the study of
carcinogenesis will also be covered. P, consult program before
enrolling. (Identical with MBIM 551 and RONC 551). Bowden

555. Cancer Biology (3) II 1993-94 Fundamental biological aspects
of neoplastic growth at the organ, cellular, and molecular
levels; emphasis on the etiology, behavior, and therapy of
neoplasms. (Identical with ANAT 555, MEDI 555, MBIM 555 and RONC

589. Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics (3) I 1993-94 Understanding
correlations of molecular biologic/chromosomal change in human
cancer and the role of genetic change in progression and
metastasis of cancer. P, ECOL 320 or MCB 320. (Identical with
GENE 589, MBIM 589 and MCB 589) Martinez

595. Colloquium
a. Oncogenes and Signal Transduction (1) [Rpt./2] I Open to
graduate students in biological discipline, exceptionally
qualified undergraduates (Identical with BIOC 595a, which is
d. Special Topics in Cell Biology (2) [Rpt./6 units] II 1993-94
(Identical with ANAT 595d, MCB 595d, MBIM 595d, and RONC 595d)

596. Seminar
h. Cancer Biology Series (1) I (Identical with RONC 596h)

597. Workshop
a. Mechanisms of Cancer Prevention (3) II 1993-94 P, graduate
status in biological sciences (Identical with CBIO 597a, RONC
597a, N FS 597a)

681. Introduction to Cancer Biology Research (2) I II S 1994-95
Supervised research experience in the laboratories of individual
faculty members.

851.* Molecular Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis (3) II 1994-95 For a
description of course topics, see 551. (Identical with MBIM 851
and RONC 851)

855.* Cancer Biology (3) I 1994-95 Fundamental biological aspects
of neoplastic growth at the organ, cellular, and molecular
levels; emphasis on the etiology, behavior, and therapy of
neoplasms. (Identical with RONC 855)

889. Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics (3) I 1993-94 See 589 for

896. Seminar
h. Cancer Biology Series (1) I (Identical with RONC 896h)

*Available on both 500 and 800 levels.


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