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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


Jun 06, 2020

It was a course of much interest. Everything is explained very simply. I have learned lot of important information. I am delighted to be able to do this online course at JOHNS HOPIKNS university.

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par Gergely E

Nov 13, 2016

Depth and volume of information perfectly balanced

par Nandan S

Jun 09, 2020

Amazing course explaining the concepts of cancer.

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.

par Qazi S M

Jul 02, 2020

The course is very much informative and helpful.

par Douglathy O F

May 31, 2020

Excelente curso, superou as minhas expectativas!

par Laura M U R

Apr 04, 2019


par Shu C

Oct 29, 2016

Comprehensive overview of the biology of cancer!

par Mohammed A J

Apr 22, 2020

Learnt alot from this course thank you coursera

par Nadia C

Mar 25, 2019

Great overview of cancer and cancer treatments.

par Uener R d S

Jul 07, 2017

This is a very interesting course. I recommend.

par SaRa A A T

Dec 19, 2016

Thanks professors. Great course & good efforts.

par Udhaya K S

Jun 25, 2020

Great course, which provides basics of cancer.

par Bruce Y

Jul 11, 2019

Cleared up many things and put them in context


Apr 10, 2019

Coursera is very useful to us to learn biology

par Laura I G C

Mar 09, 2019

It is a good course! Please include Leukemia!!

par Ritaisabel V

Aug 09, 2017

Excelente curso, buenas bases sobre el cáncer.

par Bertan A

May 29, 2017

Easy to follow entry level course. Good job :)

par Victoria D

Mar 29, 2018

A very good introduction into cancer biology.

par hiren d

Feb 28, 2018


par Pichayapak M

Jun 22, 2020

It is a good course and east to understand.


Jun 07, 2020

Ótimo, aprendi muito o curso foi excelente!