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Johns Hopkins University Free Online Course on Introduction to the Biology of Cancer (Certificate Available)

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Description of Opportunity

The Johns Hopkins University Free Online Course on Introduction to the Biology of Cancer is currently accepting applications. The course covers oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes as well as the molecular biology of cancer and its physiological features. The course also covers the risk factors for the most common cancers encountered worldwide, including breast, colon, stomach, liver, and prostate cancers. They discuss imaging-based cancer diagnosis, cancer staging, and treatment options for the primary forms of the disease.

It is their intention that you will leave this course with a basic understanding of the biology and management of cancer. The course is not meant for those seeking treatment suggestions, but it can help you understand how cancer develops and provides a foundation for understanding cancer diagnosis and therapy.

A Few Specifics:

Johns Hopkins University is the provider. Time: In progress Eight hours in length; medium of instruction: English (22 additional languages are also offered); instructors: Kenneth J. Pienta, M.D. Course Type: Online Gender: Any; Countries Eligible: Worldwide


This course consists of six modules:

Links that are sponsored

Cancer’s incidence, etiology, and genetics Ten Cellular Hallmarks of Cancer, Metastasis: The Real Killer, Imaging in Oncology, Treatment.

Eligibility Criteria:

It is necessary for candidates to have internet access. They must be really motivated to learn about the Introduction to the Biology of Cancer. A free online course on Introduction to the Biology of Cancer is available to everyone, everywhere in the globe. Citizens of all countries are welcome to enroll; there are no restrictions.


After finishing this course successfully, you will be able to:

List the main forms of cancer that exist globally. (Lecture 1)Explain the role that genes play in the development and risk of cancer. (Lecture 2)Name and explain the ten cancer’s cellular hallmarks. (Lecture 3)Explain what metastasis is and list the main elements of the metastatic process. (Lecture 4)Discuss how imaging is used in cancer screening, diagnosis, staging, and treatment. (Lecture 5)Describe the methods used to treat cancer. (Section 6)

Note: Financial aid is possible, however the cost of the Certificate is your responsibility.

How Do I Apply?

Click the Apply Now link below to sign up for the Introduction to the Biology of Cancer free online course. Applying for financial aid in advance of the course will get you a free certificate. Choose “enroll for free” and enter your Gmail login information. Applying for financial aid is also an option if you have the necessary data. You will be given free access to the course and a shareable certificate upon receiving financial aid.


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