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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 Renata Z D

May 02, 2017

El curso es muy educativo sin embargo me hubiera parecido importante profundizar un poco más en cada tema.

par Wan W

Sep 06, 2018

may not just simply read the powerpoint. I wish more details and emerging researches to be taught.

par Simone E G

Aug 08, 2016

I really enjoyed the course. Very professional training, with lots of insight in cancer therapy.

par Yaksh P

Jul 29, 2017

Very helpful course it was. Looking forward to such courses in the future. Thank you very much.

par Mark

Feb 06, 2017

Extremely informative, but loses 1 star for reserving tests ONLY for members with subscriptions

par Paula F

Feb 23, 2020

Very good intro to the subject. I liked the format of the questions from the imaging module.

par Preksha J

Jul 28, 2019

great course enjoyed thoroughly the entire video series will continue to do different courses

par Remi A

Jan 12, 2020

Wish te videos were more engaging. Nonetheless, a very interesting and informative course!

par Louis D

Feb 01, 2018

Well organised, appropriate content; simplified yet relevant in scope and quality.

par Khalid M E

Oct 01, 2016

this course very useful to my that i gained a lot of information from this course.

par Krupal J

Oct 15, 2017

It is very nice course to understand different aspects and causes of cancer.

par Rahul M

Apr 18, 2016

Could have more indepth examinations. Reference material would be useful.

par abdelazeem a e

Aug 16, 2016

very good course and explains deeply yet clearly the biology of cancer

par Teresita E B

Feb 23, 2017

Loved the way they explained everything. But the tests are very easy.

par Ayman N

Aug 27, 2018


1_ caring of statistics more than it deserves

par Mayank B

Mar 18, 2019

Excellent, Excellent and Excellent. Highly recommended !

par Hassan A

Oct 18, 2017

Good for beginners, a bit too easy for medical students

par Víctor P S

Nov 09, 2018

Buen curso para saber un poco más sobre el cáncer.


Feb 12, 2019

This would be pleasure to do this course

par purvank

Jun 09, 2019

the course was easy and super helpful.

par Natashabhatti

Nov 20, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this online course

par IndRi P

Sep 05, 2017

Expect more materials for each topic

par Chi Z

Feb 13, 2017

Great introduction for new leaner.

par Eric S

Oct 10, 2016

Nice overview, not worth 50 bucks.

par Akshaya R

Jan 21, 2018

It was a knowledgeable experience