PHA 6136 Clinical Applications of Precision Medicine: Oncology


Reviews knowledge and clinical applications of precision medicine approaches and technologies in diagnosing or treating cancer, including the genetics of cancer, targeted cancer treatments, somatic testing, current and future research and clinical trends and other information.

  • Credit(s): 3
  • Course Format: Asynchronous
  • Required: This is an elective course.
  • Prerequisites:
    • (GMS 6224) Foundations in Precision Medicine: Medical Molecular Genetics
    • (PHA 6134) Foundations in Precision Medicine: Genomic Technologies
    • (PHC 6598) Foundations in Precision Medicine: Genetic Epidemiology

Course Objectives

This course will provide an overview of the relevant genomic and somatic mutations within each main oncology tumor subtype and explore ways to use genomic and somatic mutation information to improve clinical and therapeutic decision making.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Provide the learner with an enhanced understanding of pharmacogenomics in cancer therapeutics
  • Inform students regarding overall precision medicine approaches and technologies in diagnosing and/or treating specific cancers
  • Discuss genetics of specific hematologic and solid malignancies, selection of targeted therapies, impact of somatic tumor mutation burden, novel biomarkers, and immuno-oncology (IO) therapies.