Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering

Yale Course , Spring 2008 , Prof. W. Mark Saltzman

105 students enrolled

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Biomedical Engineering, Genetic Engineering, Cell Culture Engineering, Bio-molecular Engineering, Cardiovascular Physiology, Renal Physiology, Biomechanics and Orthopedics, Bioimaging, Tissue Engineering.

Lecture 24: Biomedical Engineers and Cancer

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        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 distributionsale. Finally, Professor Saltzman draws attention to the areas that biomedical engineers may contribute to, to improve this process.

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