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Fall 2 2009

Dr. E. Schernhammer
2.50 credits
Alternate year course.
Lectures, discussions. Two 2-hour sessions each week

The focus of this course is on application and interpretation of cancer studies using biomarkers. Topics include biomarkers of exposure, biomarkers related to metabolism/activation and other biological pathways, intermediate/surrogate endpoints, markers of early cancer detection and prognosis. Examples are discussed in each topic to demonstrate different issues in the interpretation of results. Class will be split into one hour lectures and one hour discussions of assigned readings.

Course Activities: Class discussion, one oral presentation, homework assignments, group project, final exam.

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Fall 2 2007

Dr. D. Michaud, Dr. E. Schernhammer
2.50 credits
Course not offered 2006-2007. Alternate year course.
Lectures, discussions. Two 2-hour sessions each week

The focus of this course is on application and interpretation of cancer studies using biomarkers. Topics include biomarkers of exposure, biomarkers related to metabolism/activation and other biological pathways, intermediate/surrogate endpoints, markers of early cancer detection and prognosis. Examples are discussed in each topic to demonstrate different issues in the interpretation of results. Class will be split into one hour lectures and one hour discussions of assigned readings.
Course activities: Class discussion, one oral presentation, homework assignments, group project, final exam.


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Fall 2006

Dr. D. Michaud, Dr. E. Schernhammer
2.50 credits
Lectures, case studies. Two 2-hour sessions each week

The focus of this course is on application and interpretation of cancer studies using biomarkers. Topics include biomarkers of exposure, biomarkers related to metabolism/activation and other biological pathways, intermediate/surrogate endpoints, markers of early cancer detection and prognosis. Examples are discussed in each topic to demonstrate different issues in the interpretation of results. Students will present biomarker examples of their own within the different biomarker categories. Students are expected to have taken EPI240 and understand methodological issues related to measuring biomarkers.
Course activities: Class discussion, one oral presentation, homework assignments.
Course note: EPI240 or signature of instructor required. (5.06)

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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