Lec 24 - Biomedical Engineers and Cancer

"Lec 24 - Biomedical Engineers and Cancer" Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering (BENG 100) Professor Saltzman uses cancer diagnosis and treatment as an example to demonstrate the some applications of biomedical engineering technologies and methods. Some issues involved in cancer treatment, such as tumor angiogenesis, radiation sensitivity, drug localization, and cancer stem cells are mentioned. Next, he describes the phases (I-IV), in compliance to guidelines enforced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which a new drug compound must go through to gain approval prior to public distribution/sale. Finally, Professor Saltzman draws attention to the areas that biomedical engineers may contribute to, to improve this process. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction to Cancer 03:56 - Chapter 2. Cancer Epidemiology and Biology 16:25 - Chapter 3. Detection of Cancer 23:45 - Chapter 4. Cancer Treatment Options 34:46 - Chapter 5. New Drug Developments in Chemotherapy 38:53 - Chapter 6. Technical and Economic Difficulties of Cancer Drug Research Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2008.

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