Cancer Prevention

Pharm.D. Curriculum

Course Number

PHPS 569


This course will discuss the 1) genetic risk profiles and early detection (biomarkers) and 2) the prevention of cancer by reducing risk behavior (sun exposure, alcohol consumption cigarette smoking, heavy metals in environment, physical exercise) as well as chemoprevention and vaccination against cancer-inducing viruses (HPV, HBV). Completion of this course will provide the Pharm.D. student with a comprehensive understanding of the current status in preventative cancer medicine.