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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 Luiza H M G

Jul 1, 2020

O curso de fato é excelente,com esse tudo fica mais claro sobre o câncer.

By Lindsey N

Jun 20, 2016

Very informative. I learned a lot about the way cancer grows in the body.

By Lissette J

Apr 21, 2020

Very informative lesson and gives you a good overview of the top cancers

By Shyam S P

Feb 28, 2020

This course is awesome because it covered almost every aspect of cancer.

By Mohammed Y A f s

Jun 18, 2017

I really Gave me a lot of basic information i need to go onto the domain


Sep 3, 2020

Great introductory class that covers the basics of more complex topics.

By Shon K G

Jul 31, 2020

Concise and Perfectly Structured. LOVED THIS COURSE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.


Jul 23, 2020

Best course ever ... Informative one

I enjoy while learning this course

By José R T P

Jun 7, 2020

An Easy way to start the study of Oncology :) Excellent for medstudents

By Dawid C

May 17, 2020

Very good course, explaining basic mechanisms of cancer. I recomend it.

By Anantha A

Apr 18, 2020

It was easy to understand and very helpful. Thank you soo much coursera

By Ahmed M H A

Dec 2, 2017

Really great for people who want to start in the cancer research domain

By Eduardo C M

May 17, 2017

Complete for being just an Introduction. It made me want and learn more

By 18UVFA150

Oct 31, 2020

I learned everything about cancer . So informative and understandable.


Sep 29, 2020

Its quite a easy course for someone who's having a medical background.

By Mansi K

Aug 25, 2020

I like this course very much. I have got extra knowledge about cancer.

By Paola V B

Jun 19, 2018

Quisiera saber cuando me van a mandar el certificada ya pago gracias .


Nov 21, 2020

An amazing course to making a great start cancer researching journey!

By Suzanne M

Aug 27, 2020

When will course certificates, with the Liver Challenge be available?

By Kolagani B

May 17, 2020

It's very interesting field and got full fledged basic idea of cancer

By Mohamed H I

Aug 17, 2017

It was a great course which really enriched my knowledge about cancer

By mohammed r a

Jun 15, 2016

i want to study more about cancer and this course give me that chance

By Xinyao P

Jul 16, 2020

fantastic and amazing course, which helps me a lot understand cancer

By Miquel M

Apr 28, 2020

Great course. Highly qualified teachers and very interesting classes

By Md S h

Apr 20, 2020

This is awesome course,i've learn. Course content is well organised.