Cost: $210 (nonmember, $260)
Attendance Maximum: 30
Instructor(s): Michele R. Tennant,
AHIP, bioinformatics librarian, Health Science Center Libraries
and Genetics Institute, University of Florida-Gainesville
Offered: Friday, May 18,
Investigate scientific concepts and terminology
related to the molecular and genetic causes of cancer and the potential
for molecular treatments such as gene and anti-sense therapies.
The class will start with a basic introduction to the cell, DNA
synthesis, repair, transcription, and translation. Entities such
as oncogenes, proto-oncogenes, and tumor suppressors will be introduced
and related to different types of cancer. Participants will walk
away with reinforced vocabulary, search terminology (Medical Subject
Headings), and a variety of basic resources.