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About the Course

Over 500,000 people in the United States and over 8 million people worldwide are dying every year from cancer. 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. This open course is designed for people who would like to develop an understanding of cancer and how it is prevented, diagnosed, and treated. The course introduces the molecular biology of cancer (oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes) as well as the biologic hallmarks of cancer. The course also describes the risk factors for the major cancers worldwide, including lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, and stomach cancer. We explain how cancer is staged, the major ways cancer is found by imaging, and how the major cancers are treated. In addition to the core materials, this course includes two Honors lessons devoted to cancers of the liver and prostate. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: - Identify the major types of cancer worldwide. (Lecture 1) - Describe how genes contribute to the risk and growth of cancer. (Lecture 2) - List and describe the ten cellular hallmarks of cancer. (Lecture 3) - Define metastasis, and identify the major steps in the metastatic process. (Lecture 4) - Describe the role of imaging in the screening, diagnosis, staging, and treatments of cancer. (Lecture 5) - Explain how cancer is treated. (Lecture 6) We hope that this course gives you a basic understanding of cancer biology and treatment. The course is not designed for patients seeking treatment guidance – but it can help you understand how cancer develops and provides a framework for understanding cancer diagnosis and treatment....

Top reviews

Mar 17, 2017

I am an Undergraduate student and i didnt even read oncology subject, but this course not just start the beginer level , butt gradually it goes in depth and the flow of lectuures and topics is smooth

Jul 31, 2020

Excellent course for anyone interested in knowing more about the origin, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, even for beginners. Thanks to JHU for putting such an excellent course material together!

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By Jorgen L V R

Aug 12, 2020

Un excelente curso, muy ilustrativo.

By Fathima s P T

Jul 15, 2020

Thnaks a lot to all instructors 🥰👍

By Hariharan

Jun 7, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful course.

By saptarshi s

Jul 8, 2017

Great Course, enjoyed it thoroughly.

By irene k

May 30, 2017

Excellent pace, very good lecturers.

By Chinelo B

Jun 13, 2021

Awesome course. I am glad I took it

By Hari D

Sep 29, 2020

Its very informative for my studies

By Tasnim J

Aug 11, 2020

Super informative and interesting !


Jun 23, 2020

Great course! Learnt a great deal.

By Elene M

Jun 7, 2019

amazing review of Cancer as it is .

By Mohamed S T

Mar 26, 2018

Excellent, more informative course.

By Paulo R E A

Aug 12, 2021

Bastante esclarecedor e intuitivo!

By Md. M U R

Sep 25, 2020

A good course about cancer Biology

By Subha B J

Sep 21, 2020

Very informative course, Thank you

By Zeineldin A Z I

Sep 9, 2020

it was so informative and fruitful

By Daniela A T

Jun 7, 2020

Thanks, it was a excellent course.

By Sivani K

May 23, 2020

Interesting and informative course

By Astha B

Feb 16, 2020

excellent opportunity for learning

By Parmar G R

Oct 19, 2018

Excellent learning experience.....


Feb 12, 2018

had a great learning with courser.


Oct 31, 2016

Excellent, illuminating, enriching

By Naghiyeva F A

Feb 16, 2021

Thank you for the perfect cource.

By Styliana M

Jun 22, 2020

Excellent course, very insightful

By Praissy Z

Jun 17, 2020


By Deepti m

May 31, 2020

Best faculties and best teachings