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Introduction to the Biology of Cancer, Universidade Johns Hopkins

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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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por AH

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

por SS

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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por Prakhar Sonik

Apr 18, 2019

Nice course content, with full detailed course knowledge and good graded assignments.

por DEREJE ELIAS MENGESHA

Apr 12, 2019

thank you very much stay blessed

por Simon Shahin

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.

Thanks and best of regards in your endeavours!

por RABEELA B

Apr 10, 2019

Coursera is very useful to us to learn biology

por LAURA

Apr 04, 2019

GREAT COURSE. VERY DIDACTIC. TOTALLY RECOMMENDED

por Abdualrahman M.Abdualkader

Apr 04, 2019

give more details on the treatment ... or make another module for the treatment ...

por B4Meka

Apr 03, 2019

Worth the time to learn from this course.

por Kassymov Nurassyl

Apr 03, 2019

I liked this course, thanks for teachers that made it

por P PAVAN KUMAR

Mar 31, 2019

very helpful

por Zhaodong Wu

Mar 27, 2019

Brilliant course, this is my 1st course in coursera, and it broadens my horizon.