After completion of the Minor, students are able to:
- Explain or discuss the broad spectrum of cancer research and immunology in more depth.
- Design, perform, analyze and report biomedical research.
- Present scientific articles in the field of cancer research, to form their own opinion about the strengths and weaknesses of a scientific article and to provide suggestions for future research.
- Translate fundamental biomedical knowledge into (personalized) therapeutic applications.
Cancer is still an increasing problem as the number of cancer patients is predicted to increase by 70% over the next two decades according to the World Health Organization. Insight in cancer development, therapies, and prevention is rapidly increasing making cancer research a leading field in biomedical life sciences. This Minor deals with all aspects of cancer from a molecular/cellular, clinical and population point of view with focus on the translation from bench to bedside. Themes that are included in this Minor are: molecular basis of cancer, anti-tumor immune responses, cancer diagnostics and screening, epidemiology, and treatment modalities.|
An essential part of the educational format of the Minor will be in the form of small workgroups (consisting of 3-5 students) that will design, perform and present scientific cancer research. The module offers personalized education through multiple possibilities to select your own preferences (i.e. focus on more molecular, clinical, and/or epidemiological cancer topics). The students will be challenged to come up with ideas that may improve research. This Minor will provide basic insight in scientific knowledge and tools in cancer research, thus preparing a solid basis for the Bachelor internship in Pathobiology, Toxicology, Human Genetics, Tumor Immunology and Epidemiology.
Cancer, cancer research, molecular biology, immunology, cancer diagnostics, cancer treatment.