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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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17 de mar. de 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


15 de oct. de 2021

A didática do curso é excelente, os docentes conseguem, em poucos minutos, explicar diversos assuntos de forma simples. Além disso, o conteúdo é super completo e corresponde a todas as expectativas.

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por Gerald V

22 de may. de 2016

I wish that the classifications of the major cancer groups were more descriptive. concerning the treatment for different types of lung cancer for example. Nothing is mentioned about childhood cancers or the area of lymphomas. I realize that this is an overview of cancer but cancer cell biology and current treatment practices based on immunologic findings were not given the coverage they deserve.

por Monica S

3 de sep. de 2020

The course has seemed very interesting. It is well structured in my opinion and I want to thank the laboratory collaborators for their dedication and commitment, but ... it is a shame that the questions I asked in the forum are lost in limbo (no one ever answered my requests): If you have No one will solve any doubt for you. Anyway, thanks for the opportunity.

por JB M

18 de ago. de 2020

Very inconsistent level of commitment. Some sections were very simple, then the fifth section was just a long list of drugs for different cancer types, without any explanation as to why they work for these different types. Not a rich learning experience.

por Daniel N

2 de sep. de 2016

Very good introduction. light-weight explanations.

Better animations and videos could enhanced the learning process.

questions are too easy.

Needs more complex tasks to integrates the different sections together.

por Lukas P

16 de abr. de 2016

I think that the course itself is very interesting and useful, but unfortunately you have to purchase the course straight away to be able to do the tests.

por Liliana C P M

28 de sep. de 2017

Superficial information/knowledge and boring presentation.

I think we should be able to do the graduate tests and purchase the course in the end of it.


26 de may. de 2020

Superb💯 first time idont know about cancer &its process but now it is really easy able....thanks for ur commitment tnks all professors 🥰😍

por Shakira

16 de may. de 2017

Very interesting content, some of the lectures good have made more effort in bringing across the content in a more exciting manner.

por ray .

26 de sep. de 2020

The course provides a good introduction to cancer and how it can be treated, very informative and easy to keep up with

por Randy C

19 de may. de 2016

Tough call on this. The course itself is excellent [5] but the "money grab, you must pay attitude" is horrible [0].

por Alicia C

25 de ago. de 2020

Hello, my finish the course and I do the honors extra questions but I didnt get my certifícate with honors

por Aarjvi J

28 de nov. de 2020

Well explained and a good one if you are just starting with MOOCs

por Charandeep J

18 de nov. de 2018

Videos could be better, too short and narrated robotically

por Abhi B

18 de jul. de 2020

There is a problem with receiving the honors certificate.

por Keith L

11 de nov. de 2019

Nice introduction. Statistics could do with an update.

por Deleted A

23 de jun. de 2016

I would prefer to see the speaker during the lecture.

por Ivan S

21 de feb. de 2019

Too simple for that price. For very beginners.

por Lev R S

23 de may. de 2017

excellent course for beginners and biologists.

por Esraa M A M n

6 de sep. de 2020

it was a good experiment and I learn a lot

por Shivani M

3 de jul. de 2018

The lectures can be more interactive


14 de dic. de 2020

excellent basics concept of cancer.

por IJAZ A

16 de abr. de 2020

realistic and advanced knowledge

por Sufia B

30 de may. de 2020

good course. i enjoyed so much.

por Nur A A P

26 de may. de 2020

Neither best nor worst!

por Jade B

4 de sep. de 2016

Not done... All 5?