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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Understanding Prostate Cancer by Johns Hopkins University

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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 Sergio A P G

Jul 14, 2020


By Alina S

Feb 2, 2020

the best!


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By Katherine C

Feb 4, 2018


By Vladyslav F

May 8, 2020

In some cases I wanted a little bit more deeper information (for example about operative interventions, mechanism of drug action ect.)

But all in all it's really great course to understand prostate cancer.

Thank You!

By Charrandat N

Feb 9, 2020

I must say that the course is awesome. Participants of the course get a spectacular understanding of prostrate cancer. However, i do not like the note at the bottom of the personalized certificates!!!

By Rodrigo G G

Feb 10, 2019

Es un buen curso. Las clases son cortas, lo que lo hace fácil de entender y poco tedioso.

Me gustaría que profundizaran más en el tratamiento quirúrgico.

By jendouzi o

Sep 19, 2020

Thank you for the course . I think that it should be updated according to the current guidelines, specially the treatment part

By Roberta A

Apr 8, 2019

Great course! The lectures are clear and well planned. However, TNM staging needs to be updated as the 8th is in use now.

By fatemeh h

Jul 11, 2018

It was amazing and too like to know more or watch some surgical videos.thank you .

By Jose M F

Sep 3, 2020

Great course. Easy and complete information

By landry t

Aug 18, 2019

peut être plus approfondis

By Monica

Dec 8, 2020

Need to be updated

By R N

Oct 6, 2019

good one

By Saivignesh.J

Aug 29, 2020


By Mariam S

May 15, 2020

The information is valuable but the instructor is merely reading the content out loud. An approach that uses more explanation would make this course perfect.

By Richard K

Jan 10, 2019

The course should not require paying to complete the graded quizzes.

By Racha A

Apr 1, 2018

i wanted to do the quizes but i'm forced to buy the course to submit my answers it's not fair