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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 Circe H E

Aug 2, 2017

Excelente curso introductorio

By Mahbub H

Dec 22, 2016

Very nicely organized course.

By Haya F

Feb 19, 2021

I really enjoyed this course

By Sheena D

Sep 6, 2020

i like this course very much

By Antonio f

Aug 15, 2020

curso excelente muy completo


Jul 17, 2020

This course was very helpful

By Wilinton J V S C

Jul 13, 2020

excelente curso, recomendado

By B D D

Jul 5, 2020

Good To Know Unknown Points.

By Liana M

May 23, 2020

Excellent! Very interesting!

By Fabíola S A

Jul 17, 2019

Great !!! I learned so much!


Jul 6, 2017

It was a great experience!!!

By Eman W S Z

Feb 5, 2017

i love this course very much

By Mohanaa s

May 28, 2016

very interesting course..!!!

By Zoya S

Mar 1, 2021

It was very well organized.

By Alex C

May 19, 2020

This was an awesome course!

By Jose L A M

Mar 1, 2019

Perfect course very helpful

By fernando g u

Mar 16, 2017

Excellent,thanks very much.

By Nathan T

Aug 2, 2020

Exemplary and informative.

By Bárbara B U A

Aug 1, 2020

Amazing course! I love it!


Mar 22, 2020

A must course for students

By Logan M

Mar 8, 2021

Informative and engaging!

By Francisco O G

Dec 13, 2020

Great course, very useful

By Manjeet S

Jul 14, 2020

great course for bignners

By Vedant D

Jul 6, 2020

It's a very useful course

By Hyun J K

Oct 14, 2019

It's a wonderful courses.