Johns Hopkins University
Introduction to the Biology of Cancer
Johns Hopkins University

Introduction to the Biology of Cancer

This course is part of Cancer Biology Specialization

Taught in English

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No prior experience required
8 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Beginner level
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8 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 6 modules in this course

In this first week, we'll get a high-level introduction to the basics of cancer biology as well as incidence and common types of cancer.

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5 videos4 readings1 quiz

Now, we'll turn our attention to the genetics of cancer, variation and mutation, two-hit hypothesis, and genomic instability.

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4 videos1 quiz

All cancers share ten cellular hallmarks. This week, you'll learn to identify these hallmarks in order to distinguish a normal cell from a cancerous cell.

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4 videos1 quiz

The lethal agent of cancer is metastasis. This week, we'll take a good look at this deadly event, TNM staging, the metastatic process, and an ecological paradigm.

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5 videos1 quiz

This week, we'll examine imaging as a tool for diagnosis, staging, and treatment of cancer.

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5 videos1 quiz

In this final week, we'll examine the variety of treatment options available to doctors and patients as well as the features of clinical trials and how they are used to improve the treatment arsenal.

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9 videos1 reading2 quizzes

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4.8 (1,584 ratings)
Kenneth J. Pienta, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University
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