Cancer: Paraneoplastic Syndromes and Cachexia 1. Examine the basic concepts of cancer biology and nomenclature. (CO 1, 3, 4) Explain how a cancer cell’s biology differs from a normal cell’s biology. Identify the cancer types which produce the tumor markers alpha fetoprotein, carcinoembryonic antigen, beta human chorionic gonadotropin, and prostate specific antigen. Identify the origins of a cancer based on the following cancer nomenclature: Carcino-, sarco-, -oma, -blastoma, and carcinoma in situ. Analyze the patterns of metastasis of the specified cancers (lung, colorectal, testicular, prostate, breast, head and neck, ovarian, sarcoma, melanoma). Evaluate and describe the mechanisms of cancer metastasis. Analyze the TNM staging system for cancers. Examine the role and function of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in a cancer cell. Examine the role of the BRCA gene in relation to the risk of cancer in men. Analyze the clinical manifestations of cancer: Paraneoplastic syndromes and cachexia.
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