About this Course

91,186 recent views

Learner Career Outcomes

43%

started a new career after completing these courses

47%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

25%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 5 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Arabic

Skills you will gain

CancerMolecular BiologyCancer BiologyCancer Stem Cells

Learner Career Outcomes

43%

started a new career after completing these courses

47%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

25%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 5 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Arabic

Offered by

Johns Hopkins University logo

Johns Hopkins University

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Content RatingThumbs Up96%(2,832 ratings)Info
Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

History and Overview of Metastasis

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 18 min)
5 videos
Introduction to History and Overview of Metastasis48s
History and Overview of Metastasis4m
History of Metastasis Theory4m
Introduction to the Sequential Steps of Metastasis5m
1 practice exercise
History and Overview of Metastasis20m
1 hour to complete

Primary Tumor Growth and Neoangiogenesis

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 36 min)
5 videos
Tumor formation: Uncontrolled cell division12m
The role of mutations in primary tumor formation and evolution11m
Neoangiogenesis: new blood vessel formation in cancer5m
The primary tumor microenvironment: what else affects primary tumor growth?6m
1 practice exercise
Primary Tumor Growth and Neoangiogenesis24m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

EMT / Invasion / Intravasation

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 18 min)
4 videos
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition, invasion, and intravision9m
Local Tumor Invasion4m
Intravasation2m
1 practice exercise
Invasion and Intravasation14m
1 hour to complete

Survival in the Circulation and Extravasation

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 31 min)
6 videos
Glossary of Terms2m
The Circulation4m
How cancer cells survive while in circulation4m
Becoming a circulating tumor cell (CTC) and evading immune detection10m
Homing to a new site in the body and extravasation8m
1 practice exercise
Survival in the Circulation and Extravasation24m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Dormancy and Secondary Tumor Growth

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 31 min)
6 videos
Metastatic homing5m
Evidence for cancer dormancy4m
Cancer dormancy defined8m
Properties of dormant cancer cells6m
Secondary outgrowth4m
1 practice exercise
Dormancy and Secondary Tumor Growth20m
1 hour to complete

Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Metastasis

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 27 min)
4 videos
Distribution of Metastasis: Where do cancers spread?10m
Cancer Syndromes14m
Congratulations1m
1 practice exercise
Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Metastasis20m

Reviews

TOP REVIEWS FROM UNDERSTANDING CANCER METASTASIS

View all reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Access to lectures and assignments depends on your type of enrollment. If you take a course in audit mode, you will be able to see most course materials for free. To access graded assignments and to earn a Certificate, you will need to purchase the Certificate experience, during or after your audit. If you don't see the audit option:

    • The course may not offer an audit option. You can try a Free Trial instead, or apply for Financial Aid.
    • The course may offer 'Full Course, No Certificate' instead. This option lets you see all course materials, submit required assessments, and get a final grade. This also means that you will not be able to purchase a Certificate experience.
  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • You will be eligible for a full refund until two weeks after your payment date, or (for courses that have just launched) until two weeks after the first session of the course begins, whichever is later. You cannot receive a refund once you’ve earned a Course Certificate, even if you complete the course within the two-week refund period. See our full refund policy.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. Learn more.

  • This Course doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Course Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.