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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

AH
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

AK
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 Lukas P

Apr 16, 2016

I think that the course itself is very interesting and useful, but unfortunately you have to purchase the course straight away to be able to do the tests.

By Liliana C P M

Sep 28, 2017

Superficial information/knowledge and boring presentation.

I think we should be able to do the graduate tests and purchase the course in the end of it.

By FATHIMATHUL F V

May 26, 2020

Superb💯 first time idont know about cancer &its process but now it is really easy able....thanks for ur commitment tnks all professors 🥰😍

By Shakira

May 16, 2017

Very interesting content, some of the lectures good have made more effort in bringing across the content in a more exciting manner.

By Rayan A

Sep 26, 2020

The course provides a good introduction to cancer and how it can be treated, very informative and easy to keep up with

By Randy C

May 19, 2016

Tough call on this. The course itself is excellent [5] but the "money grab, you must pay attitude" is horrible [0].

By Alicia C

Aug 25, 2020

Hello, my finish the course and I do the honors extra questions but I didnt get my certifícate with honors

By Aarjvi J

Nov 28, 2020

Well explained and a good one if you are just starting with MOOCs

By Charandeep J

Nov 18, 2018

Videos could be better, too short and narrated robotically

By Abhi B

Jul 18, 2020

There is a problem with receiving the honors certificate.

By Keith L

Nov 11, 2019

Nice introduction. Statistics could do with an update.

By Deleted A

Jun 23, 2016

I would prefer to see the speaker during the lecture.

By Ivan S

Feb 21, 2019

Too simple for that price. For very beginners.

By Lev R S

May 23, 2017

excellent course for beginners and biologists.

By Esraa M A M n

Sep 6, 2020

it was a good experiment and I learn a lot

By Shivani M

Jul 3, 2018

The lectures can be more interactive

By ARIJIT A

Dec 14, 2020

excellent basics concept of cancer.

By Ijaz A

Apr 16, 2020

realistic and advanced knowledge

By Sufia B

May 30, 2020

good course. i enjoyed so much.

By Nur A A P

May 26, 2020

Neither best nor worst!

By Jade B

Sep 4, 2016

Not done... All 5?

By Sakina S S

Aug 16, 2020

very informative

By Mariya L

Mar 19, 2017

Too basic knowledge, not enough information about targeted therapy, everything is explained without going into any details

By A A

Nov 24, 2020

Not engaging at all. Did not enjoy and I don't think I will retain much information due to how it was presented.

By MORAD S A

Apr 15, 2021

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