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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 Hassan E

Jun 18, 2020

Thank you very much for your valiable informations.

By Víctor P S

Nov 9, 2018

Buen curso para saber un poco más sobre el cáncer.

By Emmanuel O D

Oct 30, 2020

It's good to start with for biology of cancer

By Keerthi K

Aug 5, 2020

Good vieww of questions and Session and class

By Maria J J

Oct 21, 2020

Very informative & easy to learn each topic.

By Kaustubh P

Jul 30, 2020

Very informative and amazing explaination

By gattuboyena n

Feb 11, 2019

This would be pleasure to do this course

By Aishwarya f

May 26, 2020

Very effective way to know about cancer

By purvank

Jun 9, 2019

the course was easy and super helpful.

By Natashabhatti

Nov 20, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this online course


Jul 16, 2020

Am clearly know about cancer therapy

By Akanksha

Jun 20, 2020

this course is really helpful for me

By IndRi P

Sep 5, 2017

Expect more materials for each topic

By Chi Z

Feb 13, 2017

Great introduction for new leaner.

By Eric S

Oct 10, 2016

Nice overview, not worth 50 bucks.

By 242881 k

Jan 20, 2018

It was a knowledgeable experience

By ahmed o

Jan 21, 2021

Very good ..thank you very match

By Dr. S M M

Jun 25, 2020

good and informative. thank u

By Kumari A

Jan 15, 2020

great learning experience :)


Apr 27, 2019

Repetition can be reduced.

By Marco F

May 7, 2016

Clear and enjoyable course

By kevin j

Sep 1, 2017

very useful and informing

By A b

Apr 21, 2020

very informative course

By Prithika.S

Aug 25, 2020

The lectures was good

By Ziad A

Apr 9, 2020

very exciting course