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Etiology, Prevention, and Control of Cancer

East Baltimore
2nd Term
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
class will meet in Deering Hall
M, W, F, 1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

340.761-762 or 340.751-752 or 340.721-722 concurrently or previously, 340.601

Emphasizes the role of epidemiology in cancer prevention and control. Compares and contrasts the descriptive epidemiology, natural history, and pathologic and biologic characteristics of selected common cancers, as well as factors related to their etiology. Introduces resources available for cancer studies. Focuses on the influence of environmental and genetic factors and their interplay on the development of cancer together with the epidemiologic issues involved in their investigation. Provides an overview of problems involved in cancer prevention and screening.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the epidemiology of common cancers in the United States
  2. Discuss the major risk factors for common cancers
  3. Identify effective strategies for cancer prevention and control at the population level
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 10% In-class Exercises
  • 35% Written Assignment(s)
  • 30% Group Presentation
  • 20% Final Exam
  • 5% Participation
Special Comments

340.624 combines materials from 340.624 and 340.625 as well as 340.609. Students who have previously taken 340.625 or 340.609 should not take this course. This is the onsite section of a course also offered virtually/online. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.