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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 Dr S K J

Jul 31, 2017

wonderful courses and lot of knowledge obtained in this course

By Vishal L

May 10, 2020

Excellent course!! All concepts are explained from the basics

By Soumyadeep P

Jun 15, 2019

It is very much informtaive and wonderful course for research

By Ernesto M S

Dec 19, 2016

Very good course! Congratulation to PhD Pienta and his group.

By Shihabeddein S A A

May 15, 2016

Informative and helpful for those who are intersted in cancer

By Md S M

Sep 25, 2020

Im appreciate in this course because i learn a lot of things

By Igor J N G

Jul 20, 2020

It's a great course, and I'll do the tecahers are excellent!

By Shubhra

May 4, 2020

It's an amazing course with a proper layout of the syllabus.

By Eman R M

Nov 30, 2019

It was really great and useful

i liked it and enjoyed it too

By Ghulam F

Dec 31, 2020

Excellent team of course. I learned a lot from this course.

By Shreshth G

Jul 10, 2020

Great Course for learning Cancer as an introductory course.

By Sharwadi S

Jun 20, 2020

This was an awesome course to study about basics of cancer!

By Erin J P Z

Apr 27, 2020

It was really complete and the topics explained dynamically


Apr 22, 2020

Excellently presented, ideal video length, good instructors

By Lakshmipriya A N

Apr 20, 2020

It was very informative and was easy nd quiet understadable

By (Thomas) T A C

Jan 4, 2020

Wonderful introduction to cancer and how this disease works

By Adeyemi S

Dec 26, 2019

A very precise course to Cancer biology. Really explanatory

By Kia L M

Oct 30, 2016

This course was really good, and I learned a lot. Thanks!!!

By Reem A

Aug 6, 2020

great course with amazing clear explanation and directions

By Sanjaykumar b

Jun 5, 2020

Its an awesome course

Learning many things regarding cancer

By Marchenko L

Aug 15, 2017

I'm very grateful for this interestiong course, Thank you!

By Odelia K

Jul 6, 2020

It was really interesting and helpful. Thank you so much!

By Sathvik B

Apr 4, 2020

Loved this course so much. Thank you for your knowledge!!

By Roberto R E

Apr 16, 2018