Molecular Oncology Test
Assignment - Read the following instructions CAREFULLY:
Find ONE article about a cancer you have interest in which is written at an introductory level, ie, your classmates
and I will understand it. If the URL is really long copy/paste it
into http://tinyurl.com/ and it
will make a short one for you. Select an article that is relatively
short. The article MUST be from a respectable source,
ie, journal, professional website, etc. If several of you have the
same cancer, do not worry, just make sure you pick a different article
to post and that your multiple choice questions are totally different.
NOTE: If you find an article
through an ACC database save it to your hard drive and upload it with
your post. The article must include:
a. A general description of the cancer.
b. Marker(s) used for detection.
c. Test methodologies used to detect the marker(s).
d. Clinical significance of the markers in diagnosis and prognosis.
Write two multiple choice questions addressing 2b, 2c and/or 2d
and include those in your post, ie, the same post that will have the
url of your article. I will select one question from each student
for the next exam. Be sure that you include the name of your cancer
in the question. For example, “In the diagnosis of breast cancer the…”.
Do NOT provide the correct answer.
When you post to BlackBoard your subject line will
be the name of your cancer.
Be sure that you are able to answer each question. If you don't
understand the question write the author for clarification. I have
made this posting editable, meaning if you wish to change wording
you may do so. If you do edit your post be sure to include the revision
date so I will know there has been a change. For example, "revised
May 11 to clarify question 2". I WILL SELECT ONE QUESTION FROM
EACH STUDENT FOR EXAM 4.
Controversy and Moral Dilemnas in Oncology Testing
Review the presentation, "Genetics
of Oncology". The end of the presentation covers some of
the controversies in the testing performed, what it means to the
individual being tested and potential consequences for insurance
or societal purposes.
After reviewing the presentation write a 150 word post about
your thoughts and feelings about one or more of the controversial
issues brought up in the presentation. NOTE: I would encourage you
to write your post in a word processor, perform a word count, spell
check and grammar check, then copy paste it into your post here
in the Discussion Board.
Post to Discussion Board and respond
to classmate by stated due dates.