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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 Jong M L

May 29, 2017

Very helpful

By Pierre J

Mar 21, 2017

Nice course.

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By Rupali N

Dec 13, 2020

Best course

By Dayana D Z D

Nov 1, 2020

It was good

By Victoria L M

Jul 15, 2020

Muito bom!!

By Ansika B

Jul 11, 2020

nice course

By Rishika A

May 17, 2020

best course

By Malshi O G

Sep 10, 2019

Really good

By David H

Mar 11, 2019

Grat course

By gabriel s

Aug 23, 2017

really good

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May 22, 2021

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May 6, 2019

Muito bom!

By Bruna P

Mar 27, 2018

I loved it

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Aug 6, 2021

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Jun 27, 2021

very good

By Menna A

May 8, 2021

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By Melissa C

Aug 30, 2020

loved it!

By Omar M A H

Aug 16, 2020

very good