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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 18, 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


Aug 01, 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 Võ H L

Sep 09, 2020

Great course! Thank you so much!

By Pratiksha B J

Aug 22, 2020

Excellent and informative course

By Sujata S

Jul 16, 2020

Very informative and interesting

By Aneesh E M

May 28, 2020

Indeed, it is a wonderful course

By Savaliya B

May 19, 2020

Nice cource & interesting cource

By Md. R A

May 18, 2020

It is a nice course for everyone

By Ricardo F

Apr 10, 2020

It was a great course! Thank you

By Wilson C

May 21, 2019

Nice course!! Really helpful!!!!


Apr 12, 2019

thank you very much stay blessed

By Anupam b

Mar 24, 2019

its a big platfrom for students.

By Rahul

Oct 20, 2018

love this course great teachers

By Estefanny P G L

Sep 02, 2019

Excelente curso. Muchas gracias

By Nada M

Apr 20, 2018

the course was very informative

By Ariel J A Z

Sep 21, 2017

The material is very important.

By Muhammad Q

May 07, 2017

Nice course full of information

By Malgorzata M

Feb 11, 2017

I've learned a lot - thank you!

By Arya s

May 19, 2020

It was an excellent experience

By Thanha A

Apr 05, 2020

very good learning experiance

By Mehul C

Mar 08, 2019

good insight on Cancer biology

By Sebastian

Feb 08, 2018


By Zack X

May 30, 2017

Very good overview with depth.

By Dominique F

Jul 05, 2016

Useful for health professions!

By Aya A

Sep 18, 2020

Great course and very helpful


Sep 04, 2020

it was simply amazing, thanks

By Abdullah h h

Aug 25, 2020

It’s very amazing and helpful