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About the Course

Welcome to Understanding Prostate Cancer. My name is Ken Pienta, Professor of Urology and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. I have been studying prostate cancer and treating patients with prostate cancer for over 25 years. Over 1,000,000 men worldwide and 230,000 men in the United States are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Three hundred thousand men worldwide and 30,000 men in the US are dying from prostate cancer every year. As people live longer, the incidence of prostate cancer is rising worldwide and prostate cancer continues to be a major health problem. Thanks to years of dedication and commitment to research we’ve made enormous advances in the treatment of prostate cancer, But there is still a lot of work to be done. In this Understanding Prostate Cancer course, I will provide an introduction to the biology of prostate cancer as well as how it is identified and treated at various stages of the disease. I've put together this course in order to introduce you to the essentials of prostate cancer. By the time you finish this course you'll be able to  Define risk factors for prostate cancer  Understand current prostate cancer screening guidelines  Understand prostate cancer staging  Understand treatments for localized prostate cancer  Understand treatments for advanced prostate cancer  Understand treatments to alleviate the symptoms caused by prostate cancer This Understanding Prostate Cancer Course should be helpful to anyone who wants to develop a deeper understanding of prostate cancer biology and treatment. It should be useful to students who are interested in a deeper understanding of the science of cancer. It should also be helpful to health care providers, data managers, and educators who wish to develop a better understanding of prostate cancer and how it affects individuals. The course is not designed for patients seeking treatment guidance. For those of you who might be thinking about a career in cancer research or patient care, I hope this course will inspire you to pursue that path! The course is divided into five modules organized to facilitate learning. I'm glad that you decided to join this course. I hope that you will develop a basic understanding of prostate cancer. I hope that it will help you in whatever field you work. If you are a student, I hope that what you learn here will help you begin a career in cancer biology research and contribute to the worldwide effort to save lives....

Top reviews


May 14, 2018

A good course. The short video format with plenty of review questions is very helpful. More review questions, trickier review questions, and good glossaries might help make the course even better.


May 27, 2020

A great course, it help me to get a better understanding of prostate cancer. a very simple yet very efficient explanation about everything. i was new to the topic so i got a very good knowledge.

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By Dr. P M B

Nov 8, 2021

excellent course very usefull to all thank you

By Akshay S S

Jun 28, 2019

Thank you for sharing information with me

By Methun P

Jun 13, 2019

I lernt so many thung frm this course.

By Sze T A L

May 1, 2019

Very useful course! Thank you so much.

By Marta T

Oct 8, 2021

great overview on PC - all I needed!

By Dr.G.A.Vasugi

Jun 29, 2020

Thank u for the wonderful course

By Eman E

Feb 22, 2022

informative course ..wonderfull

By José E N P

Dec 2, 2021

V​ery didactic, I learned a lot

By Mahmoud A

Sep 1, 2017

it is a really wonderful course

By Ibrahim A

Apr 25, 2022

it was amazing course thankyuo

By Nayra s

Sep 21, 2020


It's a great course 👌

By Diego

Feb 25, 2021


By Omar A

Jun 25, 2019

excellent to the point course


Nov 24, 2020

I really loved this course.

By Shakil A S

Jul 27, 2020

such a nice journey here.

By Hoàng L V

Sep 23, 2020

Great course. Thank you!

By Sushmita D

Jun 27, 2020

good informative session

By Sengly K

Oct 28, 2019

It has been very great!

By Mfon, I V

Sep 14, 2020

Very very educative!!!


Jun 10, 2020

Its really informative

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Nov 22, 2020


By Juan F R

Sep 7, 2020

Very comprehensive

By Luis H S A

Feb 2, 2019

un excelente curso

By Larisa P

Oct 9, 2019

Brilliant course!


Mar 16, 2021

very informative