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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Catalan, Hebrew...

Skills you will gain

CancerBiologyCancer BiologyCancer Genetics
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Catalan, Hebrew...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Incidence and Etiology of Cancer

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. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 48 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Incidence and Etiology Overviewm
Incidence and Etiology of Cancer10m
Cancer Incidence4m
The Common Cancers29m
Reading4 readings
Welcome10m
Grading and Honors Lesson10m
Suggested Reading List10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Introduction Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Genetics of Cancer

Now, we'll turn our attention to the genetics of cancer, variation and mutation, two-hit hypothesis, and genomic instability....
Reading
4 videos (Total 17 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Basic Introduction to Genetics5m
Genetic Variation and Mutation3m
Two-Hit Hypothesis and Genomic Instability6m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Genetics Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Ten Cellular Hallmarks of Cancer

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....
Reading
4 videos (Total 37 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
The Human Cell and Hallmarks of Cancer 1-516m
The Human Cell and Cellular Hallmarks Cancer 6-88m
Cellular Hallmarks of Cancer 9 & 10: Preparing the Cancer Cell to Move and Metastasize10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Hallmarks Quiz36m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Metastasis: The Real Killer

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....
Reading
5 videos (Total 32 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Introduction to Metastasis6m
TNM Staging5m
The Metastatic Process12m
An Ecological Paradigm: Why Do Cancer Cells Metastasize from the Primary Tumor?5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Metastasis Quiz20m

Instructor

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Kenneth J. Pienta, M.D.

The Donald S. Coffey Professor of Urology
The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

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