Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
First-Year Seminar


FYS Section A03. Cancer: Exploring the Enemy Within

Forty percent of us will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during our lifetime. What is cancer, and where does it come from? How has our understanding of this complex disease changed throughout the years? Does Joe Biden’s “moonshot” to cure cancer have at a chance at success? In this course, we will utilize both readings and hands-on work in the lab to learn about the biology and history of cancer, and how modern science has advanced our knowledge of this disease. We will also evaluate our progress in the nation’s war on cancer, now 45 years old.

Jennifer LanniJennifer Lanni
Assistant Professor in Biology