Netherlands, Utrecht (NL)

Clinical and Translational Oncology

when 13 July 2015 - 17 July 2015
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 ECTS
fee EUR 500

Enroll and find out how scientific knowledge is generated and translated into personalized treatment to improve survival and quality of life of patients with cancer. Meet the UMC Utrecht's cancer researchers and medical specialists and work together with them in a multidisciplinary setting to determine treatment plans for real life patients.

This course focuses on the translation of basic (molecular, genetic) knowledge and technical developments in the field of oncology into evidence-based clinical practice. Doctors and researchers from the University Medical Center Utrecht and Utrecht University will introduce their lines of cancer research and outline the recent developments in detection and treatment of cancer. In addition to discussing molecular and technical developments and personalized cancer treatment, the importance of prevention and early detection will be highlighted. In addition, patients will be sharing their personal experience and comment on the new developments. The course concludes with the ‘Student Multidisciplinary Board Meeting’, during which course participants will discussing real life patients and treatment plans together with professionals.

Course leader

HM Verkooijen, MD PhD

Target group

Advanced bachelors / beginning masters with an interest clinical and translational oncologic research. Curiosity, excellent interpersonal skills and an open mind are assets. Applicants should be proficient in English and will be subjected to a selection procedure.

Course aim

At the end of the week, participants will have solid knowledge on the requirements for successfully translating basic and technological developments into clinically meaningful therapies, and appreciate that multidisciplinary collaboration and central position of the patient will be key factors for success.

Credits info

1.5 ECTS
Certificate of attendance

Fee info

EUR 500: Course + course materials + housing

Will you attend a course on Healthcare or Life Science? As a student of Utrecht Summer School, you'll receive a 30% discount on all courses of Elevate Health, the online academy founded by Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht. Elevate offers a broad curriculum of interactive online courses in the field of medical and veterinary sciences. After confirmation and payment of your Summer School course, you'll automatically receive your personal discount code to enroll in your Elevate course.
EUR 300: Course + course materials

Scholarships

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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