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Welcome to an Introduction to Breast Cancer! In this course, we’ll learn a bit about the leading cause of cancer in women worldwide – from the basic biology of the disease, to risk factors and prevention, to treatment modalities to survivorship. We’ll talk to leading experts, explore some of the milestone studies that have pushed this field forward, and have interactive discussions on discussion boards and social media. You’ll even have an opportunity to let us know what topics you want to cover on tweetchats, so we can try to make the content fit your interests. There is something in this course for everyone – if you’re a breast cancer survivor or the friend/family member of someone with this disease, this course will help you to better understand this disease, and give you ideas for questions you may want to ask your doctor. Maybe you’re a healthcare provider or studying to be the same, this course is a great refresher on where the state of the science is. If you’re a healthcare administrator wondering about how the interdisciplinary components of breast cancer care fit together, or an entrepreneur thinking about unmet needs in this space, or someone in public health interested in prevention, this course is also for you! Are you ready to learn a lot, and have some fun while we’re at it? If so, I hope you’ll join us! Let’s get started!!!...
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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23 minutes to complete

Welcome to the Course!

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Reading
2 videos (Total 3 min), 2 readings
Video2 videos
Course tutorial2m
Reading2 readings
Resources for the Course10m
Pre-Course Survey10m

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Risks and Prevention

Join me as we start to learn about what breast cancer is, the epidemiology of this disease and the risks associated with it. In these lectures, we’ll talk about genetic mutations that predispose us to developing breast cancer. As you’ll find out, this goes far beyond just BRCA!...
Reading
4 videos (Total 58 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Genetics20m
Prevention16m
Interview with Erin Hofstatter, Co-Director of High Risk Program at Yale Cancer Center9m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module #1: Risks and Prevention22m

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Under the Microscope

What is cancer and how does it work? Want to learn the fundamentals of what breast cancer is? The different “types” – what is in situ vs. invasive? What is lobular vs. ductal? What is grade vs. stage? And what do molecular subtypes refer to? Well, tune in! Learn about the hallmarks of cancer – what are the processes that actually lead to this disease? Maybe this will give you some ideas about how we can stop cancers in their tracks!...
Reading
2 videos (Total 34 min), 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Pathophysiology12m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module #2: Under the Microscope – what is cancer and how does it work?18m

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1 hour to complete

Making the Diagnosis

Want to learn more about how to find breast cancers early, when they’re most treatable? This is the lecture for you! “Tissue is the issue” – learn how we actually do the biopsies to make the diagnosis of breast cancer. How do we stage breast cancer? Learn what tests we need to do and in whom in order to get this information!...
Reading
4 videos (Total 65 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Biopsy Techniques7m
Staging11m
Staging Updates17m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module #3: Making the diagnosis – how we find and stage breast cancers20m
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Top Reviews

By KTJul 16th 2017

Dr. Chagpar is fantastic . the way she presented the information made it enjoyable and easy to be understood. the course material is very valuable and cover most of the topics about Breast cancer.

By LTMay 18th 2016

Very informative. Professor is such an expert in her field. HIghly recommend for those who are patients, whose friends, family are patients so that they know better about what they are facing.

Instructor

Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, MPH, MA, MBA, FRCS(C), FACS

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery Director, The Breast Center -- Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Assistant Director -- Global Oncology, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center
Yale University School of Medicine

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