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CancerBiologyCancer BiologyCancer Genetics

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Beginner Level
Approx. 7 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Catalan, Portuguese (Brazilian), Dutch, Turkish, English, Hebrew, Spanish...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Incidence and Etiology of Cancer

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 48 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Incidence and Etiology Overview39s
Incidence and Etiology of Cancer10m
Cancer Incidence4m
The Common Cancers29m
4 readings
Welcome10m
Grading and Honors Lesson10m
Suggested Reading List10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Genetics of Cancer

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 17 min)
4 videos
Basic Introduction to Genetics5m
Genetic Variation and Mutation3m
Two-Hit Hypothesis and Genomic Instability6m
1 practice exercise
Genetics Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Ten Cellular Hallmarks of Cancer

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 37 min)
4 videos
The Human Cell and Hallmarks of Cancer 1-516m
The Human Cell and Cellular Hallmarks Cancer 6-88m
Cellular Hallmarks of Cancer 9 & 10: Preparing the Cancer Cell to Move and Metastasize10m
1 practice exercise
Hallmarks Quiz36m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Metastasis: The Real Killer

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 32 min)
5 videos
Introduction to Metastasis6m
TNM Staging5m
The Metastatic Process12m
An Ecological Paradigm: Why Do Cancer Cells Metastasize from the Primary Tumor?5m
1 practice exercise
Metastasis Quiz20m

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