Hollings Cancer Center Courses

The following courses were developed by MUSC Hollings Cancer Center members to enhance the cancer education offerings at MUSC. These courses are required for K12 Paul Calabresi Career Development for Clinical & Translational Oncology Program Scholars and optional for Integrative Training in Oncogenic Signaling Fellows. These courses are available to all members of the MUSC research community.

  • Fundamentals of Cancer Biology

This course will provide a survey of the most important topics in cancer biology that provide students a comprehensive understanding of the basic aspects of cancer as a disease, the causes of this family of diseases, the molecular mechanisms of its progression, and the basic aspects of how cancer is dealt with therapeutically, both now and in the future.

  • Introduction to Multidisciplinary Clinical Oncology

This course is intended to provide training in clinical cancer medicine by learning the basics of oncology clinical practice as well as being acquainted with the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of the most common cancers. This course will provide a state-of-the-art overview of the management of cancer patients.

  • Methods in Clinical Cancer Research

This course focuses on the clinical and statistical design of cancer clinical trials; correlative studies and biomarkers; patient reported outcomes in cancer research; protocol review and IRB process; informed consent; and data collection, trial monitoring, and investigator responsibilities.

  • Methods and Outcomes in Cancer Population Sciences

This course focuses on risk factors for cancer and the impact on cancer outcomes across diverse populations as well as the contribution of biological and socioeconomic factors on cancer risk and outcomes within and between populations.

  • Translational Cancer "Omics" and the Path to Personalized Medicine

This course focuses on theoretical and practical aspects when designing experiments for generation of ‘-omics’ data and how to go from sampling to interpreting the results and finding biologically relevant conclusions.

  • Cancer Immunotherapy: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward 

This course is designed to provide a foundation for understanding core immunology principles as they relate to basic and clinical research in immunotherapy of cancer.