20.104 Environmental Cancer Risks, Prevention, and Therapy
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.
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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