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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 Saheed O A

Apr 18, 2017

Good topic great teachers

By Katharina K

Feb 18, 2017

a rally good introduction

By Jacobo M

Nov 8, 2016

Excellent course, thanks!

By Aya W

Aug 27, 2020

it is very useful course

By Divya P

Aug 21, 2020

it was really helpful !!

By Abdul M k k

Jun 18, 2020

It is very useful course

By ChemGen

Apr 11, 2020

It was really great!!!!!

By Sheharyar K

Feb 9, 2020

best for great KNOWLEDGE

By Nelson D A N

Nov 6, 2017

Simplesmente Excelente !

By Dong M

Jul 31, 2017

really fantastic lecture


Jun 4, 2021

 “Extremely Satisfied,”


May 16, 2021

its very useful for us.


Jul 8, 2020

amazing and interesting

By Snehal C

May 1, 2020

Nice informative course

By Nahla N

Oct 14, 2016

amazing course ..thanks

By Kartiksachdeva

Aug 30, 2016

very intresting course

By nouran e h

Dec 22, 2020


By Maisha M N

Jun 8, 2020

Very informal course.

By 274247 k

Mar 31, 2020

the best lecture ever

By Musalula S

Oct 24, 2017

A introduction course

By Andreina G

Sep 27, 2020

An excellent course.

By Ganjani S K

May 24, 2020

Good study are there

By الوليد ط ح ف

Apr 5, 2018

Thanks Dr Ken Pienta

By Wala'a H

Mar 1, 2017

Excellent Course :))

By Juan S

Jun 22, 2016

I am learning a lot!