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Referred to as a disease of the genome, cancer is one of the highly studied conditions of the present times. Though many factors play a role in the onset and progression of cancer, the role of genetics is considered to be the strongest. These influences can be inclusive of somatic mutations that lead to the cells to accumulate over the course of a lifetime and other inherited genetic variants. This would essentially mean that each individual’s cancer is unique and would require an individualised approach towards treatment. We need to focus our attention on understanding the specific drivers and vulnerabilities of an individual’s cancer in order to devise an appropriate and more suited treatment strategy. Some of the recent advances in areas like sequencing technologies have been unprecedented in providing us with crucial insights into various collections of genomic alterations that have had roles to play in the development of cancer. These developments have been the driving force behind the development of precision therapeutics. Precision therapeutics involves molecularly targeted processes that take advantage of the cellular vulnerabilities or target the altered protein to improve treatment and subsequent recovery.

This has created the need for developing a foundational understanding of the underlying biological complexities involved in the growth of cancers. These include processes like cell growth, the transition of normal cells into cancerous cells, metastasis, and risk factors, and so on.  This field has now seen high levels of research activities in the past few decades. However, the known still remains minuscule and there remains a lot to be studied and understood. Much of this will guide in providing means to implement the knowledge in diagnosing, treating, and preventing cancers.

Cancer Biology is a foundation course designed for individuals with backgrounds in life sciences and for those looking to expand their repertoire of knowledge and skills to progress in their careers. Cancer biology looks at the interplay of genes, proteins and other biological factors that play a role in the development of cancers. This course provides an understanding of the roles played by the biological mechanism in the body to provide better ways to identify and treat cancers. This course is precursor to Immunogenomics, a more advanced and specialised area that develops on some of the concepts introduced in Cancer Biology.


Researchers now have a vast repertoire of knowledge accruing from years of research in this field. With the increasing development of new technologies and treatment modalities dictated by the existing research findings, there is a huge potential for a trained and certified professional with knowledge in this field to be able to carry out research, interpret findings and implement them in treatment. This course will help you to stay ahead of the technologies in your field and be prepared to meet upcoming demands in the health care industry and also differentiate yourself for your career advancement.

Understanding one of the highly studied conditions of the present times: Cancer

Certificate of Completion

Online Learning

Career Targeted






Course Co-director

PhD in Cancer Biology, Division of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. Areas of expertise include cancer immunology, melanoma research, cancer immunotherapy, and mechanisms of immunotherapy resistance. During my PhD research, I studied the role of chronic inflammation and the cytokine IFN-gamma in adaptation and immunotherapy resistance in melanoma. By integrating high-throughput transcriptomic analyses and employing various cancer cell lines and animal models, I have developed methods to predict response to immunotherapy in melanoma patients.


Course Co-director

Veronica Hughes received her PhD in medical science from the University of Florida, focusing primarily on cancer metastasis and therapeutic interventions.


Course Co-director

PhD in Cardiac Physiology at the University of British Columbia. Investigating the role of the funny current in cardiac pacemaking and thermal tolerance in zebrafish using CRISPR genome editing technology.


Course Co-director

PhD in Immunology at the Division of Immunopharmacology of the University Clinic of Frankfurt am Main. Involved in basic and applied research for immunological interventions to treat cancer for 13 years. Currently involved in the development of fusion proteins to activate receptors of the TNF-superfamily (CD40, CD27 etc.) at a small German Biotech company as Head of Assay Development.


Senior Writer/Editor

PhD in Chemistry with postdoctoral experience at The University of Manchester, UK. Author of 14 scientific publications in peer reviewed international journals.


Medical & Scientific Illustrator/Animator

PhD in Biotechnology and Plant Science with BSc in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics and a Master’s in Biotechnology specialized in Synthetic Biology.
*Currently finalising her PhD


This self-learning course aims to give learners an insight into the evolving field of Cancer biology. This program will give you the chance to stay ahead of the game in your own field and career. Designed as an online course, it allows you to study from anywhere and at any time without having to change your schedule. This course is a basic one and has applied advanced multimedia to make your experience more realistic and easy to understand. It has simplified assessments by allowing you to take a self-evaluation test at the end of the course for completion of your certification.

This course is designed to be taken up by a wide range of professionals with appropriate backgrounds. Bioscience graduates and postgraduate scholars, researchers and research enthusiasts, and other industry professionals who are interested to understand the complexities in Cancer biology and might have potential applications in future careers will find this course suitable for their needs. A background in bioscience is crucial for understanding and undertaking self-learning in this field.

An Online Self Learning Certification Course is an online course that allows you to learn from anywhere at any time. You can learn this self-learning course at your own pace by logging in whenever you wish to!

Enrolling for this course is a very simplified process involving online enrolment. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email immediately, containing all the details. It is not required for you to be online at the commencing date. You can engage with the course at times deemed convenient for your schedule. Your course progress can be tracked using the Completion Indicators in the course outline and on each unit page that note the completion of each lesson.

This course is designed to be completed within six months. Failing to successfully complete the self-evaluation test would then require you to revise the course again within the course of the next six months to complete your certification. Your credential would expire if the course isn’t completed within this time frame.

This course relies on a system of self-evaluation for assessment of personal learning. Your certification course is complete with the successful passing of this self-evaluation test.   

The Cancer biology course is recommended as precursor to Immunogenomics, a more advanced and specialised area that develops on some of the concepts introduced in Cancer Biology.

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ONUMMIX® is envisioned and designed by a highly skilled interdisciplinary team of creative professionals who are the experts in their fields. Together, we have crafted the curricula with integrated multimedia elements and didactic visuals to bring medical concepts to life through their real world and clinical applications.

The development of our courses is guided by extensive learning research and implementation of the latest and best practises in the field of biomedical visualisation. Our aim here is to enable learners who enrol for the course to gain a conceptual and application-oriented understanding of scientific principles.

Students registering from the 19/12/2020 to 28/02/2021 will receive our complimentary eBook with title: The Revolution of The CRISPR-Cas9 System.

From the 23/01/2021 students will receive our free poster. Available in digital version.

Note: due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, print copies are not available. 

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