20.104 Environmental Cancer Risks, Prevention, and Therapy


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Analysis of the history of cancer and vascular disease mortality rates in predominantly European- and African-American US cohorts, 1895-2016, to discover specific historical shifts. Explored in terms of contemporaneously changing environmental risk factors: air-, food- and water-borne chemicals; subclinical infections; diet and lifestyles. Special section on occupational risk factors. Considers the hypotheses that genetic and/or environmental factors affect metakaryotic stem cell mutation rates in fetuses and juveniles and/or their growth rates of preneoplastic in adults.

This class has 7.01x, 18.02, 3.091, and 5.111 as prerequisites.

20.104 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by R. McCunney and W. Thilly.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 16-220.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Chemicals in the Environment: Toxicology and Public Health (BE.104J) site or on the 20.104 Stellar site.

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