Cancer

Writing project (10/13/08)
Choose one:

a) Dengue fever immobilizes its adult victims. Does immobilization help or hurt the transmission of the virus? How is dengue different from the common cold? What are three ways that pathgens can be transmitted? How does the way something is transmitted affect its virulence?

b) Why do “hospital-acquired” infections get different antibiotics than “community acquired” infections. Which are generally worse and why?

The next session will feature guest lecturer Stephanie Forrest, who will talk about natural selection and cancer.

Reading include:

1. cancer-evolution
2. Human papillomavirus vaccine as a new way of preventing cervical cancer: a dream or the future. Mandic A. Vukoj T. 2004 Annals of Oncology 15: 197-200. If you can’t access this reading, it should be on eReserve now.

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