Write a research paper on a specific type of cancer occurring in either the digestive system or endocrine system.
Your assessment involves researching a cancer that affects the digestive or the endocrine system and learning how the disease affects the body as it progresses or spreads. You will also examine the therapies available for treatment of this specific type of cancer, and lifestyle choices, such as changes to diet and nutrition, that might aid in prevention or treatment of this type of cancer.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 1: Describe the organization of the human body at increasingly complex levels.
Describe cancer in biological terms at the levels of the cell.
Describe the steps in the progress of a specific type of cancer.
Competency 2: Explain homeostasis as it relates to human biology.
Explain how cancer disrupts homeostasis.
Competency 5: Evaluate the objectivity and legitimacy of biology information found in articles and online.
Identify a high-quality and appropriate scientific information source on a biological topic.
Competency 6: Apply biological concepts to factors related to human health.
Discuss the therapies available for treatment of a specific type of cancer.
Discuss the lifestyle choices that might aid in prevention or treatment of a specific type of cancer.