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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Understanding Cancer Metastasis by Johns Hopkins University

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About the Course

Over 500,000 people in the United States and over 8 million people worldwide are dying from cancer every year. As people live longer, the incidence of cancer is rising worldwide, and the disease is expected to strike over 20 million people annually by 2030. Everyone has been, or will be touched by cancer in some way during their lifetime. Thanks to years of dedication and commitment to research we’ve made enormous advances in the prevention and treatment of cancer, But there is still a lot of work to be done. In this course, physicians and scientists at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine explain how cancer spreads or metastasizes. We’ll describe the major theories of metastasis and then describe the biology behind the steps in metastasis. The course also describes the major organs targeted by metastasis and describes how metastases harm the patient....

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Jul 1, 2020

A big thanks to John Hopkins University for this course the faculty of this university is one of the best faculty i have ever seen all things are much clear and confidential.

Once again Thanks.


Feb 8, 2017

Good course, but why researchers whant to hold/control cancer in a human and not rebuild the destroyed mechanisms of autoregul;ation by genetic engeneering for example? That would be true cure.

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By Ricardo A T Z

Jan 13, 2022

It was the best cancer course I've ever taken. The dept of the subjects was just what I needed to understand at a molecular and cellular level the origin of cancer, metastatisis and the mortality it causes. Congratulations to all the team. Ricardo Terminel-Zaragoza, clinical nutritionist specialized in cancer patients.

By Juanita C A

Jul 11, 2020

This lessons are very good maked. i can know about the differences between the definitions and practice my English while i was learning. i can understand how the cancer works and why is a illnes so hard. i would like said thanks of the university for make this kind of activities, form students like me are really useful

By Bhargav N W

Jun 21, 2020

It was really clear and concise. I have really enjoyed the course and really learned multiple concepts. I am an active researcher in the field of cancer biology (Ph.D. scholar). In my opinion, the addition of some content like association of metastasis with cancer stem cells and drug resistance would be more helpful.

By Isaac G

Oct 3, 2020

Un curso muy completo para entender como el cáncer hace metástasis, los pasos secuenciales que lleva este proceso y los aspectos biológicos que esto involucra. Es un curso para tener conocimiento general del proceso de metástasis y con este será más fácil poder entender artículos científicos relacionados al proceso.

By Ayusmita S

Oct 29, 2021

wonderful course, great instructors and a well thought out study plan. I learned alot from the course and hope to apply it in my career and make contributions to my community and society. A big thank you to all the professors and coursera for this learning opportunity from such a respected institution.

By Ayesha R Y

Feb 11, 2019

The course was extremely helpful and informative in understanding of cancer biology and its affect on patients.I'm really thankful to all the instructors that helped in understanding the concepts better.Looking forward to more advanced courses related to cancer biology and ongoing research in this area.

By Meera K

Sep 6, 2020

I am a final year medical student. This course has really helped me understand cancer metastasis very well. I am sure that this will definitely help me in learning and understanding each systemic cancer very well. Thanks much to all the faculties who took the lectures with ease and great understanding.

By Dhruvkumar P P

May 12, 2020

The course content was very impressive. I loved the flow of the lectures and how easy it was to learn the concepts. One of the improvements can be to explain the slides in more detail if possible. But overall, the course was indeed very informative and they've helped me learn a lot of new concepts.

By Levon K

May 15, 2018

A very optimal course. Videos are short, informative and to the point. Illustrations are precise, well chosen and critical. The authors very succinctly explain the connections among various factors of cancer, and also the connections between the disease mechanisms and the corresponding treatments.

By Alejandro D R

Mar 9, 2021

I have learned a lot from this course. I would love to see a third course on cancer, as a follow-up to "Introduction to the Biology of Cancer" and "Understanding Cancer Metastasis.". They have helped me a lot to review and recall things that I already knew and learn new ones. Thank you very much.

By Dr. A B

Oct 18, 2019

I found that this course was excellent, it was very informative, concise and helpful for me studying on the topic of cancer related issues in patients. I am so glad this course was available, I only wish I had known about it when I was doing research for my PhD. Thanks for being there Coursera!

By Hamda

Aug 10, 2021

even though I'm a medical student and have some information regarding this subject; the course was very informative and have few surprising and mind blwoing studies. Very intersting subject and hopefully one day I can contribute to cancer research by being a physician and a researcher

By N. F

Feb 6, 2020

I loved this course and enjoyed it a lot!

Very informative and done in a simple as well as easy to follow way. Thanks to everyone who has participated in the preparation of this course and the course of the biology of cancer. I look forward to attending more courses with this team,

By Renugadevi K

Apr 30, 2020

thanks for making the course very interesting. since the videos are very small it is easily to listen the lecture without any difficulties. thanks for introducing new terms and new concepts though coursera. it ll help me to search many article related to this course.

thank you

By Zivorad K

Jul 29, 2022

As Plastic surgery resident, it was very halpfull to understand the imunology & genetics for metastasis development. Since we are seeing and operating patients with subcutaneous and distant metastasis on daily basis, the course enabled me to care even more about my patients.


Nov 4, 2022

I would like to pursue my doctoral degree in Cancer Biology. I hope, it will helpful for me. I enjoyed eagerly knowing each concept and the escaping culprit [cancer metastasis] from place to place as a nomad. My heartfelt thanks to the instructors who taught the concepts.

By santhanagopalakrishnan g

Jun 11, 2021

I very much liked the structure of the course as it was presented with theory and was supported with clinical evaluations . If I could suggest anything at all ,I would like to see more challenging quiz's for one's self evaluation. Apart from that it was a valuable course.

By Natalie E

Feb 19, 2020

I thought this course was excellent. My dad has terminal cancer and it helps understand what is happening with him and has helped me develop hypotheses of my own as he has squamous cell carinoma CUP which was previously confusing, but now makes a little more sense.

By Payel M

Jan 25, 2023

The course was very well structured and all the instructors explained it well. As a post grad student looking forward to get into the field of research in cancer biology, this course has helped me clear my basics and come up with new ideas for my future research.

By Muhammad F M

Sep 24, 2019

I would like to appreciate all instructors and professionals who actually designed this course and the ones who presented it in such a way that even most complicated sections were made to understand easily. A Unique learning experience. Thumbs Up Coursera !!!

By Lauren C

Feb 22, 2017

Very succinct course, although if you have studied molecular/cell biology in depth, it will mostly be review. The pacing of the lectures was engaging, and each lecturer held my attention well. In short, this is a great course to review basic cancer biology!

By Elzbieta O

Oct 8, 2019

Very good course given shortly, in very precise, explicit and clear way. There is a lot of information on mechanisms of metastasis as well as the causes of mortality. Dr Pienta is not only great scientist in the field but also a great lecturer. Thank you!

By João V V

Oct 28, 2020

The course is very good, the the classes are very explanatory and easy to understand. I loved knowing more about metastasis and their characteristics, finally, I recommend the course!

Thank you for the opportunity and congratulations to everyone involved.

By Jigisha G

Nov 9, 2019

This course was very informative. It helped me understand the metastasis of cancer in detail. The quiz helped me check my progress. Metastasis is a very important aspect related to cancer and this course gives complete understanding of Cancer Metastasis

By Bavani L

May 1, 2020

I learnt the more signalling pathways and their functions,but need of individual cancers and their mechanism included in any advanced courses will be more useful to teach students .Nice presentations and slides.Thank you Dr.Kennath and his group .