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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 ahmed m

Jul 26, 2016

more than excellent

By Deleted A

May 31, 2016

Lots of useful info

By Almi B

Jul 30, 2021

excellent teaching

By Martin A B

Mar 19, 2021

Highly recommended


Aug 17, 2020

It was very useful

By BMS c o e

Jul 13, 2020

It is informative.


May 28, 2020

interesting course

By Chandan J

May 21, 2020

Excellelent course

By Nada Z

May 17, 2020

very useful course

By Ryo L

Jul 2, 2019

Highly informative

By Daniel F

Jan 2, 2018

Great Introduction

By Amarpreet K

Aug 8, 2016

excellent course..

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By Dr T S R

Sep 16, 2020

Very Good Course!

By Ananya G

Aug 16, 2020

Very well taught.

By Vitor I

Jul 23, 2020

Very good course!

By Krishna D

Jun 17, 2020

Very informative.


May 29, 2020

Very informative.

By Riya m

May 27, 2020

intresting course


May 23, 2020

love this course!

By Sandra E

Apr 20, 2020

Excellent course.

By Cristian G C

Dec 5, 2019

Excelente curso!!

By kartik K

Sep 8, 2019

i love the cource

By Adam N

Oct 4, 2018

Excellent Course!