HST.525J / 10.548J Tumor Pathophysiology and Transport Phenomena

Fall 2005

Lab rat with tumor visualization window apparatus on its back.
This tumor visualization window allows scientists to gain insight into the physiological barriers against cancer treatments. (Figure by MIT OCW, after Dr. Rakesh Jain.)

Course Highlights

This course features a selection of lecture notes and samples of student work on the assignments page.

Course Description

Tumor pathophysiology plays a central role in the growth, invasion, metastasis and treatment of solid tumors. This class applies principles of transport phenomena to develop a systems-level, quantitative understanding of angiogenesis, blood flow and microcirculation, metabolism and microenvironment, transport and binding of small and large molecules, movement of cancer and immune cells, metastatic process, and treatment response.
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Dr. Rakesh Jain
Dr. Dan Duda
Dr. Pat D'Amore
Dr. Robert Langer
Prof. Robert Weinberg
Dr. Marsha Moses
Dr. Raghu Kalluri
Dr. Lance Munn

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session