Odyssey: Mini Med School: New Frontiers in Cancer Research

Offered in cooperation with Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Program Coordinator: Christian Meyer, MD, PhD

The word cancer has engendered both fascination and fear throughout the centuries. Its etiology, treatment, and impact on people's lives will be explored in this lecture series. The first two discussions explore the historical and cultural context, relationship to a normal life, and ways of approaching the diagnosis. The next two presentations focus on specific cancers, their etiologies, and evolving treatment strategies. The final lecture explores the approach to a diagnosis of cancer and the multiple treatments employed depending on the type, location, and severity of the disease. This broad overview of cancer will strive to provide context for the multifaceted nature of this disease and different methods of treatment.

A complete schedule is online in the Odyssey catalog.

914.576.01 Homewood campus Tuesdays, Nov. 1 to Dec. 6, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (no class Nov. 8) Cost: $127 (5 sessions)

JHU full-time faculty and staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.