H ONCOL/​MED PHYS  410 — RADIOBIOLOGY

2-3 credits.

Effects of ionizing radiations of living cells and organisms, including physical, chemical, and physiological bases of radiation cytotoxicity, mutagenicity, and carcinogenesis; lecture and lab. Enroll Info: None

H ONCOL/​B M E/​MED PHYS/​PHYSICS  501 — RADIOLOGICAL PHYSICS AND DOSIMETRY

3 credits.

Interactions and energy deposition by ionizing radiation in matter; concepts, quantities and units in radiological physics; principles and methods of radiation dosimetry. Enroll Info: None

H ONCOL 510 — TOPICS IN ONCOLOGY

1-3 credits.

As a topics course in human oncology, the topics will vary. Enroll Info: Undergrad basic math or physics or basic biology or pharmacology or M.D.

H ONCOL 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS IN HUMAN ONCOLOGY 1

3-4 credits.

Independent research in the area of human oncology including biology, medical physics, or clinical oncology. A written thesis is required in the final semester. Enroll Info: Senior standing and consent of instructor

H ONCOL 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS IN HUMAN ONCOLOGY 2

3-4 credits.

Independent research in the area of human oncology including biology, medical physics, or clinical oncology. A written thesis is required in the final semester. Enroll Info: None

H ONCOL 691 — SENIOR THESIS IN HUMAN ONCOLOGY 1

3-4 credits.

Independent research in the area of human oncology including biology, medical physics, or clinical oncology. A written thesis is required in the final semester. Enroll Info: Senior standing and consent of instructor

H ONCOL 692 — SENIOR THESIS IN HUMAN ONCOLOGY 2

3-4 credits.

Independent research in the area of human oncology including biology, medical physics, or clinical oncology. A written thesis is required in the final semester. Enroll Info: Senior standing and consent of instructor

H ONCOL 699 — INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HUMAN CANCER BIOLOGY

1-3 credits.

Tutorial lab/library research and study. Opportunity for learning in depth without a thesis requirement. Maximum cumulative credits: 9. Enroll Info: Human Onc 402 and/or cons inst

H ONCOL/​MED PHYS  812 — RADIATION MEDICINE PHYSICS CLERKSHIP

2 credits.

Allows students to observe and participate in the application of medical physics principles in the clinical setting. Under supervision, students will perform the functions of a clinical medical physicist in radiation medicine. Enroll Info: None

H ONCOL 910 — INDEPENDENT READING AND RESEARCH FOR FOURTH YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS

1-12 credits.

Enroll Info: 4th yr Med st

H ONCOL 911 — TUMOR IMMUNOLOGY AND CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY

2 credits.

Gain a greater understanding of the basic and translational science that is fueling the ongoing immuno-oncology revolution in cancer care. Explore the tumor-immune microenvironment and modern approaches to cancer immunotherapy. Evaluate pertinent primary literature in this arena and exposure to the technological resources (e.g. flow cytometry, clinical pathology, cell therapeutics infrastructure) that are critical to implementing immunotherapies in the clinic. Tumor board attendance will highlight the clinical reasoning and toxicity management in the clinical use of immunotherapies for cancer treatment. Enroll Info: None

H ONCOL 912 — CHALLENGES IN ONCOLOGY: APPLICATION OF MODERN BIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY TO CLINICAL CANCER CARE

2 credits.

Radiation therapy has been used in treatment of cancer and other diseases for over 100 years. Gain a comprehensive overview of how modern technology allows us to precisely target the tumor while maintaining the function of normal tissues (i.e. the physics and biology underlying the use of radiation therapy). Develop a strong foundational knowledge of basic oncology principles, begin to understand the biology and physics underlying radiation oncology treatments, interpret dose/volume histograms and normal-tissue complication probabilities, understand the role of modern imaging in the workup, treatment, and follow-up of cancer patients, and be able to discuss the major financial issues associated with various treatment modalities. It is anticipated that students will incorporate these concepts, knowledge, experiences, and evidence in their future clinical practice. Enroll Info: None

H ONCOL 922 — RADIATION ONCOLOGY-CSC

2-12 credits.

Enroll Info: 4th yr Med st

H ONCOL 990 — RESEARCH IN HUMAN CANCER BIOLOGY

1-12 credits.

Graduate thesis research. Enroll Info: None