Tumor Biology and OncologySemester Course

Tumor Biology and Oncology, elective course at DIS Stockholm
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Pre-Medicine / Health Science
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course provides you with insight into the molecular and cellular events involved in tumor formation, progression, and metastasis. You learn about the clinical aspects of different types of cancer, diagnostic procedures, and the specific therapies (surgery and various oncological treatments). Examples of molecular, genetic, and other biological events related to cancer etiology, symptoms, and targets for cancer therapy are given in addition to other clinical aspects. Related topics are presented, such as cancer research methodology and its strengths and limitations, psychosocial perspectives of cancer diagnosis, and palliative oncology and supportive care. Emphasis is on the correlation between the molecular basis of cancer and its clinical implications.


Pavitra Kannan

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Karolinska Institutet, 2012). Post-doctoral fellow in cancer imaging (University of Oxford). Currently a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology at Karolinska Institutet. Research focuses on identifying mechanisms of resistance to cancer therapies using imaging, cell biology, and mathematics.

Pavitra Kannan