by Carlo Raj, MD, Kevin Pei, MD, Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD

Often compared with a crab hanging onto a rock by the beach, cancer has been one of the greatest ailments faced by humanity and an engaging subject of study. For the past 150 years, ever since Virchow hypothesized the cellular origin of cancer, research has been ongoing with the ultimate goal of discovering a definitive treatment. As a result, the field of oncology developed, which can be defined as the branch of medicine dedicated to the study, classification, diagnosis, and management of cancer. The subfields of oncology include medical, surgical, radiological, and clinical oncology.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the basic concepts of the pathophysiology of carcinogenesis and neoplasia in every organ system. For optimal comprehension, the student should have a basic understanding of cell and molecular biology, especially DNA replication and the cell cycle.

With the steadily increasing incidence of noncommunicable diseases, oncological conditions and emergencies are becoming more prevalent. A competent physician should be aware of the most common oncological conditions in their area of work and know the clinical presentation of each condition. Additionally, knowledge of the available oncological services and remission pathways is important to ensure that adequate care is delivered by the oncological team.

As the field of medicine continues to acquire a more molecular focus and as antineoplastic interventions improve, a thorough understanding of the basic principles of oncology will serve as a primer to understand the many advancements in this field made in the near future.

Course Details

  • Videos 130
  • Duration 10:43 h
  • Quiz questions 419
  • Concept Pages 105


Your Educators of course Oncology

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

 Kevin Pei, MD

Kevin Pei, MD

Dr. Kevin Pei is the Associate Chief Academic Research Officer and the Program Director of the General Surgery Residency at Parkview Health, in Indiana, USA.
After his residency at George Washington University, he was the Assistant Professor of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine for several years and obtained an additional Master's Degree in Education from Yale University.
He is an experienced educator and has received various teaching awards. In 2018, the Association for Surgical Education granted him the prestigious Philip J. Wolfson Outstanding Educator Award.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Pei teaches courses on Surgery.

 Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD

Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD

Dr. Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA is a Vascular Neurologist at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
He obtained his Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degrees at the University of California.
He completed his General Neurology Residency at the LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles and Vascular Neurology Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Currently, he operates the DocOssareh YouTube channel, providing education for pre-med and medical students.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ossareh teaches courses in the Medical School Survival Guide.

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multiple endocrine neoplasia
By sajida b. on 16. April 2024 for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1) – Enteroendocrine Tumors

Doctor Raj is always to the point and makes a logical story to understand concepts

Please replace those horrible lessons.
By Marco-Aurelio D. on 02. September 2023 for Oncology

Today lecturio asked me what I want them to add. The answer is: Please replace this man with somebody else. I can barely understand him, his demeanor comes across arrogant and belittling and it's certainly not very inviting to listen to someone acting like that.

By jack g. on 10. June 2023 for Carcinoid Syndrome

why does he teach in such a patronizing manner? Whenever I see that Raj MD is teaching the subject I go elsewhere to learn.

By Jose F. on 21. January 2023 for Leukemia: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) – White Blood Cell Pathology

Excellent direction, subject is completely understood by the end of the lecture