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À propos du cours

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....

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Mar 18, 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


Apr 12, 2019

Thanks a lot, Dr. Kenneth; the course has been very informative and mind-opening--it has also whetted my appetite to learn more about the topic.\n\nThanks and best of regards in your endeavours!

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par Mahdieh S B

Oct 01, 2016

An excellent course for reviewing the basics of oncology

par Abdul R B

Aug 07, 2016

A wonderful course to get started or polish the concept.

par Samia S

Jan 14, 2019

Wonderful course that interested me and fed my passion.

par Abdelrahman M E A

Oct 07, 2016

really thank you very much I am thankful of that course

par Hasanul B

May 14, 2016

An excellent course for Biology of cancer fundamentals.

par Tatsat M

Aug 14, 2019

Awesome course by john Hopkins professior and coursera

par Elzbieta O

Oct 08, 2019

Great course given by great specialists in the field.

par Dr. D S

Jun 25, 2019

Really helpful in getting ahead with cancer research.

par Kassymov N

Apr 03, 2019

I liked this course, thanks for teachers that made it

par Syed A J S

Sep 09, 2019

I have learned about the biology and cause of cancer

par Ploytabtim P

Aug 27, 2017

I really this course. I happy all time when I study.

par Benjamin B G

Aug 16, 2016

An excellent and intriguing course. Well structured.


Mar 25, 2020

great course everything is explained in perfect way

par Bio O E

Apr 24, 2017

i think this is avery good course thank you for it

par Joe B

Jan 15, 2020

Great course - well designed and very interesting.

par Mostafa M E

Sep 12, 2017

it was a great course with a very rich information

par Gergely E

Nov 13, 2016

Depth and volume of information perfectly balanced

par Abrar H

Jan 14, 2020

very useful and informative and help me in future

par Alta L M

Nov 07, 2019

Awesome, informative, useful, easy to understand!

par SARA T A V

Sep 27, 2019

Simple yet very informative & descriptive course!

par Marco N

Oct 14, 2016

Enriching experience for the adventurous student.

par KR

Apr 19, 2016

Great introductory overview of a complex disease.


Apr 04, 2019


par Shu C

Oct 29, 2016

Comprehensive overview of the biology of cancer!

par Nadia C

Mar 25, 2019

Great overview of cancer and cancer treatments.