CCBIO907 Cancer-related vascular biology
CCBIO907 is a 6 ECTS course covering topics such as basics of vascular biology, vascular biology related therapeutic approaches, biomarkers in vascular biology – from discovery to clinical application, lymphangiogenesis and vascular biology in non-cancerous diseases. Students attending this course will benefit from the knowledge of researchers who have been in the frontline of vascular biology research for decades, and who are experienced lecturers at Harvard Medical School.
Vasular biology course by Harvard lecturers at UiB
CCBIO907 was held for the first time fall 2018 / spring 2019 as an innovative collaboration between CCBIO/UiB and the Vascular Biology Program/Harvard Medical School. Read the report of the first CCBIO907 course. The course will now be run again for the benefit of a new batch of students, postdocs and researchers. Although the course is mainly intended for PhD students and Master students, admission is open for others who find this course interesting. Teaching language is English.
You will find that what you learn, reaches far beyond the curriculum, and you get the chance of making valuable connections.
Elisabeth Wik and Lars A. Akslen have the academic responsibility.
When: 21. September - 2. October 2020.
Where: Campus Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen
Registration: through this link
Note: if you are only interested in some of the lectures or a single one, you don't need to register, just drop in for the selected lectures.
Cancer related vascular biology
This course provides broad theoretical and practical understanding of basic aspects of vascular biology, cancer-related vascular biology, and other processes and diseases where vascular biology is relevant. The course present knowledge about relationships between vascular biology, cancer progression, and diagnostic and treatment options directed towards the vasculature. Applied methods for studying vascular biology and biomarkers reflecting cancer-related vascular biology are taught. Also, the course aims to stimulate to scientific thinking, critical election and professional discussions. The students are given possibilities to extend discussion with world leading experts in the field of vascular biology.
Each course week is composed of lectures, group discussions with the international faculty, assignments and presentations, as well as time for self-studies. In the weekly assignments, the students present project ideas, ranging from hypothesis to suggestions on experimental design including funding proposals. The course is approved as a PhD course, and with possibility for Master students to earn course credits.
Upon completing this course, the candidate should have the knowledge regarding:
- Basic vascular biology
- Principles and challenges related to personalized medicine
- Cancer-related vascular biology, and how knowledge from this is applied within cancer treatment today
- Status of frontline research of vascular biology
- Ways of exploiting knowledge of vascular biology in search for new treatment strategies
- Cancer-related biomarkers in cancer diagnostics and treatment: Research and clinical practice
And the skills to:
- Formulate hypotheses to plan and conduct studies on cancer-related vascular biology
- Consider utility and limitations in use of cancer-related biomarkers
- Be able to communicate relevant literature and methods concerning cancer-related vascular biology, with critical reflection
The students are also expected to learn to evaluate how knowledge about vascular biology can assist in understanding tumor biological processes and mechanism, and as a guide to improved diagnosis, targeted treatment and follow-up of cancer patients.
The candidates need to participate in 80% of the lectures to pass, prepare for and participate actively in the group assignments, and prepare an oral presentation together with the group.