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

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries


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  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 78607
  • Duration 8 hours

Opportunity Description

Applications are open for Johns Hopkins University Free Online Course on Introduction to the Biology of Cancer. The course covers both the physiological characteristics of cancer and the molecular biology of cancer, including oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. The risk factors for the main malignancies seen worldwide, such as stomach, liver, prostate, colon, lung, and breast cancer, are also covered in the course. They go over how cancer is diagnosed by imaging, how it is staged, and how the main types of cancer are treated.

They hope that this course provides you with a foundational knowledge of the biology and treatment of cancer. The course can help you understand how cancer develops and offers a foundation for understanding cancer diagnosis and therapy, but it is not intended for people looking for treatment recommendations.

Brief Details:

  • Offered by: Johns Hopkins University
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Instructors: Kenneth J. Pienta, M.D.
  • Language of instruction: English (22 more languages are also available)
  • Type: Online Course
  • Gender: Any
  • Eligible Countries: International


There are 6 modules in this course:

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  • Incidence and Etiology of Cancer,
  • Genetics of Cancer,
  • Ten Cellular Hallmarks of Cancer,
  • Metastasis: The Real Killer,
  • Imaging in Oncology,
  • Treatment.


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)

Skills You will gain:

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  • Cancer
  • Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Getting credible and certifications

Note: The cost of the Certificate is your responsibility, but the financial aid is available.

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.

How to Apply?

  • To register for the free online course in Introduction to the Biology of Cancer, click the Apply Now link below.
  • Get a free certificate by submitting an application for financial aid ahead of time for the course.
  • Select “enroll for free” and sign in with your Gmail credentials.
  • You can also apply for financial aid provided you have the required information.
  • After receiving financial aid, you will be granted free access to the course and a shareable certificate.

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