After reviewing Chapter 14 Molecular Oncology I have decided that
the majority of this chapter is at too high a level to meet our needs.
What I wanted to see written in this chapter was the type of cancer,
brief description of the cancer, markers that are used to determine
diagnosis and prognosis and tests designed to detect those markers.
The first 10 pages were kind of following this pattern and then the
author lost direction. I really tried to come up with some way to help
you synthesize this information in a logical format but I finally gave
So, here is your assignment:
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 and post it in BlackBoard.
If the URL is really long copy/paste it into http://tinyurl.com/
and it will make a short url for you. Select an article that is
relatively short and can be read or skimmed through quickly. 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.
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 includ 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
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
(date) to clarify question 2"
This will be due by the due date
posted on the schedule.