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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 Slvana S R

Jun 20, 2020

this course is very useful and simple for anyone who wants to understand what the cancer it is.

By Sanjana A

Feb 24, 2019

Thoroughly inspired and loved the course. Exceeded my expectations and learnt a lot. Thank you!

By Mayane C L

Oct 22, 2016

Ótimo curso. Brasileiros que falam inglês, façam sem medo, curso muito esclarecedor e completo.

By João P d S P

Jul 30, 2020

Curso incrivelmente bom, completo e com uma linguagem muito boa para quem está 100% iniciante.

By Shuvayan D

Jun 7, 2020

One of best MOOCS on Cancer Biology. Go for it. It is really encouraging and I appreciatie it.

By surya p

Nov 21, 2020

thank you john hopkins university.COURSE was really amazing and quite informative...

THANK YOU

By Maria L S

Jul 6, 2020

I've always loved oncology studies, so Johns Hopkins has great teachers who explain very well

By Brian E

Aug 13, 2019

This course deepened my understanding of what cancer is, how it spreads, and how its treated.

By Fahiatuzzaman S

May 15, 2020

Its a great feeling to complete this course. I learn a lot of thing about cancer. thank you

By Fernanda M B

Mar 3, 2019

Nice course for people studying medicine, I really liked it, is very dinamic and not boring.

By 채인 조

May 25, 2016

it is really organized well and i appreciated the lecture!! looking forward to the next one~

By Julio A S P

Jul 30, 2020

Es un curso introductorio bastante completo, con la información necesaria, clara y precisa.

By Roshni K

Apr 6, 2020

amazing course, thank you to all the teachers and nurses who helped me learn something new!

By João P C S

Oct 10, 2018

Very helpful course. It was very complete, it envolves various important matters in cancer.

By 杨鹏宇

Aug 9, 2017

有点泛泛而谈,但适合初学者。

4.4节很有趣,启发着我们把生态学的paradigm运用到肿瘤的转移上,这种交叉学科的思路令人熟悉,就像是《三体》中Luo Ji把生态学结合到了宇宙学里。

By Al P P

May 17, 2016

Informative, well structured and clear objectives. Really enjoyed being part of it. thanks.

By Ecem D

Oct 14, 2017

ONE OF THE BEST COURSE EVER! COURSE WAS SO INTERACTIVE WITH LOTS OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

By Kiara D M T

Jun 12, 2016

This was an excellent course for people interested in learning about cancer. I enjoyed it.

By Swetha K

May 25, 2016

Fabulous!!!

Absolutely loved every bit ...was a great learning experience!!!

Thank you ! :D

By Ishani J

Aug 22, 2020

amazing course! it starts from the very basics and clears every concept in a lucid manner

By Syed M M

Mar 3, 2019

Very helpful and well organized. It was a great experience to hear all these scientists.

By Frank S

Nov 19, 2017

A great intro level course. Open the gate to dip deeper. Expecting the following courses.

By Anuradha P

Jul 19, 2020

It was great to refresh and also learn some new thing.Overall a good learning expirence

By Daksh C

Jul 19, 2020

Interesting, engaging, fulfilling, and descriptive! The whole package! 10/10 for sure :)

By Vignesh S R

Jul 7, 2020

Really well made and very informative for people wanting to learn more about the cancer.