wsbim2143  2020-2021  Bruxelles Woluwe

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
2 credits
15.0 h
Delzenne Nathalie; Lison Dominique; Marbaix Etienne (coordinator);
Main themes
Oncogenic effects of toxic factors, nutriments and living organisms will be developed, with focus on some frequent or well understood examples of neoplastic transformation.
Toxic factors and drugs : oncogenic effects of tobacco, alcohol, asbest fibres, aristolochic acid, endocrine agents and some chemical products will be presented among others.
Food link to cancer : the course will envisage cancer induced by some nutriments, cooking or storing methods, relationship between food culture and types of cancer, and the possible role of gut microbiota on cancer.
Viruses and other germs : cancer secondary to infection by Papovaviruses and Herpes viruses will be extensively developed. Cancers linked to hepatitis virus and Helicobacter pylori will be briefly presented.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The student should understand how foreign factors may alter the mechanisms regulating cell proliferation and differentiation and induce neoplastic transformation.
The course comprises 15 lectures with slides available before each presentation.
Five lectures will be on toxic factors, 5 on the link between food and cancer and 5 on the role of micro-organisms in the genesis of some cancers.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Individual written examination with open questions on each general topic of the course.
A copy of the slides presented during the lectures are available on Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Biomedicine

Master [60] in Biomedicine