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Over 500,000 people in the United States and over 8 million people worldwide are dying from cancer every year. 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. Everyone has been, or will be touched by cancer in some way during their lifetime. Thanks to years of dedication and commitment to research we’ve made enormous advances in the prevention and treatment of cancer, But there is still a lot of work to be done. In this course, physicians and scientists at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine explain how cancer spreads or metastasizes. We’ll describe the major theories of metastasis and then describe the biology behind the steps in metastasis. The course also describes the major organs targeted by metastasis and describes how metastases harm the patient....
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CancerMolecular BiologyCancer BiologyCancer Stem Cells
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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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History and Overview of Metastasis

In this first module, we'll concentrate on the history and overview of metastasis and give you a flavor of how cancer is defined as well as some of the history surrounding how we began to understand metastasis. ...
Reading
5 vídeos (Total de 18 min), 1 teste
Video5 videos
Introduction to History and Overview of Metastasismin
History and Overview of Metastasis4min
History of Metastasis Theory4min
Introduction to the Sequential Steps of Metastasis5min
Quiz1 exercício prático
History and Overview of Metastasis20min
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Primary Tumor Growth and Neoangiogenesis

In this module, we'll focus on uncontrolled cell division, which is a defining property of cancer, as well as mutation and neoangiogenesis and their roles in tumor formation. We'll also take a look at a primary tumor microenvironment and its component cell types. ...
Reading
5 vídeos (Total de 36 min), 1 teste
Video5 videos
Tumor formation: Uncontrolled cell division12min
The role of mutations in primary tumor formation and evolution11min
Neoangiogenesis: new blood vessel formation in cancer5min
The primary tumor microenvironment: what else affects primary tumor growth?6min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Primary Tumor Growth and Neoangiogenesis24min
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EMT / Invasion / Intravasation

During this module, we'll turn our attention to the next steps after the initial primary tumor formation, epithelial to mesenchymal transition of cancer cells, and local tumor invasion and intravasation into blood or lymph vessels....
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4 vídeos (Total de 18 min), 1 teste
Video4 videos
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition, invasion, and intravision9min
Local Tumor Invasion4min
Intravasation2min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Invasion and Intravasation14min
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Survival in the Circulation and Extravasation

We'll now take a close look at cancer survival within the circulation, the role of the circulatory system in metastasis, the genetic determinants of metastatic potential, signalling mechanisms, chemokines, the dock and lock hypothesis, and extravasation. ...
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6 vídeos (Total de 31 min), 1 teste
Video6 videos
Glossary of Terms2min
The Circulation4min
How cancer cells survive while in circulation4min
Becoming a circulating tumor cell (CTC) and evading immune detection10min
Homing to a new site in the body and extravasation8min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Survival in the Circulation and Extravasation24min
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Dormancy and Secondary Tumor Growth

In this module, we'll focus on dormancy and secondary tumor growth and how they contribute to the lethality of cancer. ...
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6 vídeos (Total de 31 min), 1 teste
Video6 videos
Metastatic homing5min
Evidence for cancer dormancy4min
Cancer dormancy defined8min
Properties of dormant cancer cells6min
Secondary outgrowth4min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Dormancy and Secondary Tumor Growth20min
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Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Metastasis

In the previous modules, we've looked closely at the sequential steps of metastasis and some of the biology of how metastasis occurs. Now, we'll turn our attention to morbidity and mortality, or in other words, how cancer hurts and kills people....
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4 vídeos (Total de 27 min), 1 teste
Video4 videos
Distribution of Metastasis: Where do cancers spread?10min
Cancer Syndromes14min
Congratulations1min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Metastasis20min

Instrutores

Kenneth J. Pienta, M.D.

The Donald S. Coffey Professor of Urology
The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute

Jelani Zarif

Prostate Cancer Researcher
The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute

Sarah Amend

Prostate Cancer Researcher
The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute

Haley Axelrod

Prostate Cancer Researcher
The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute

Kenneth Valkenburg

Prostate Cancer Researcher
The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute

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The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

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