An examination of the fundamental life processes occurring within cells. The cellular and molecular basis of life is discussed, with emphasis on how dysfunction of cellular processes leads to cancer. Topics include apoptosis, growth and replication, cytoskeletal and organelle structure and function, motility and adhesion, signaling and second-messenger systems, angiogenesis and various cancer treatments. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: BIOL 270, BIOL 270L. CHEM 420 recommended.