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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 Shipra S

May 28, 2020

Very informative for beginner knowledge which covers most of essentials concepts and content.

By Helga I

Aug 1, 2021

s​i bien esta un poco desactualizado cumple con enseñar lo basico del cancer de prostata

By Pratyush A

Sep 15, 2021

Pls include some of the symptoms of various types of cancers in your specialization.

By ksr K

Jul 14, 2020

This course is just Awesome. Loved the way the instructor delivered the content.

By Yousef M M H

Aug 28, 2017

very inserting and informative and so useful for students ,,Thanks and hope more

By Sharon M

Oct 27, 2018

I have a cousin with prostate cancer and it good to know what is store for me.

By Ricky A C

Feb 1, 2022

T​hanks a lot Coursera and John Hopkins University, such a great lecture.

By Ziwen L

Oct 23, 2021

T​he lectures are very clearly structured and the contents are excellent!

By Abadir S Y

Nov 29, 2019

one of best medical courses i have learnt

it is so simple and interesting

By Agoes Y H

Jun 6, 2020

Great treatment plan for a person with little knowledge of medicine

By Elene M

May 11, 2019

concise and up to date information ,very well delineated courses .

By Mohammed A J

Apr 23, 2020

Got a good experience to understand the topic into deeper depths

By dinesh k

Jan 26, 2022

A very good course to get some knowledge about prostate cancer.


Jun 11, 2020

it is an excellent,easy and precise is reallt simple

By Ismail n

Apr 20, 2019

Great course, very clear, and the professor is very passionate

By Gerwin N B

Sep 1, 2020

This course inspired me to pursue cancer research! Thanks!


Dec 16, 2020

You are designing new brighte generations. Thank you all!

By Michael A

Sep 6, 2017

Good overview of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment.

By Vincent E A

Sep 3, 2017

Awesome Course. I love all of Professor Pienta's courses

By Rabbi R

Aug 13, 2020

please focus on the generic name, more than trade name.

By Una S

Jun 13, 2020

Fantastic and educational.

Well set out. Really helpful

By Arthur H

May 8, 2020

Great course, painful subject it was but taught well.

By Sadoon A Z

Oct 10, 2019

Great interactive learning. Very informative course.

By Rashed R

Aug 30, 2018

Nice course for understanding about prostate cancer

By Dr. P M B

Nov 8, 2021

excellent course very usefull to all thank you