The general aim of the Oncobiology II module is integrated in the principal goal of the “Doutoramento em Medicina e Oncologia Molecular da FMUP”, directed to the acquisition of the language and the basic concepts of molecular biology and molecular pathology in order to contribute to further understanding of cellular, tissue and organic functioning, with importance for the medical diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutics.
The specific aim of this Module is threefold:
- To understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying cancer development;
- To understand the mechanisms of action of the environmental factors that cause cancer and their gene-environmental interactions;
- To understand the role of molecular biomarkers in cancer as tools for prognostic evaluation and targeted therapy.