Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Understanding the Biology of Cancer


Price for Members: $48
Price for Non-Members: $72
Date/Time: Tuesdays, July 23 & 30; August 6 & 13, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: James Felton, Ph.D., associate director UC Davis Cancer Center, senior biomedical scientist Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

Dr. Felton has tackled the causes of cancer for OLLI in three previous courses. Now it’s time to go beyond the environmental, dietary, and life-style causes of the disease and tackle its deep biological roots. Get ready for a look at genetic susceptibility, the role of metabolism, mutations, chromosome damage, gene targets, immune susceptibility, and more. All this in a search to understand why, in a particular case, one chemical might be more potent than another as a cancer-causing agent. Knowledge of this etiology of cancer has already led to new drugs and strategies for dealing with the disease. Scary stuff, to be sure, but here’s an area where ignorance is definitely not bliss. Let OLLI and Dr. Felton help us get on with life.


Event Details

Date: 2019-07-23

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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