Innovative Tumor Therapies

2018-2019

Course Objective

After completion of the course the student will have acquired knowledge
of and insight in the background of the treatment of cancer. The student
has been given a broad overview of the development of theories in this
field.

Course Content

The contents of this course are largely determined by the latest
developments in the field of research concerning cancer therapies.
Depending on these developments, the course program can be adjusted at
any time.

Topics:
• Targeted therapy
• Personalized
• Metabolism
• Pharmacodynamics/pharmacogenomics
• gene therapy and RNAi
• radiotherapy
• antibody therapy
• angiogenesis
• clinical trials
• social and psychosocial aspects

Teaching Methods

38 hours (12 working group, 20 active participation, 6 demonstration).
The course will be given in English. Students are required to have a
large self-motivation. The course will be highly interactive and will
consist of contact hours with a teacher and project groups in which
recent publications are being discussed. Excursions will be
incorporated, in which one type of therapy is topic of study.
Workgroup and lectures: recent publications are being discussed. Active
participation: project writing and presentation. Students are required
to have a large self-motivation. The course will be highly interactive.
Patient demonstrations: excursions will be incorporated, in which one
type of anti cancer therapy is topic of study.

Method of Assessment

The exam will consists of the material presented during the lectures,
selected course reading and selected chapters from Weinberg's book.

The project will get a separate assessment.

Literature

The course material will consist of recent reviews in the field of
innovative therapies, which will be handed out at the start of the
course.

Target Audience

This course is compulsory for students of the Master Oncology program.
External candidates are also allowed, if accepted by the program
coordinator. Students from other master programs must have basic
knowledge of Oncology and Immunology and will only be accepted when the
number of master Oncology students is less than 40. They have to send
their cv, motivation and transcript of records via email to the program
coordinator.
At the beginning of July 2018, students will be informed about the
acceptance.

Additional Information

The student will have acquired knowledge of the latest developments in
the field of cancer treatment and will have acquired insight in the
development of theories.
The student will be able to integrate his/hers acquired knowledge of and
insight in the formation of opinions concerning research questions in
this field.

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. A.W. Griffioen en Dr. E. Giovannetti

Custom Course Registration

All students of the Master Oncology program have to attend the compulsory courses of the program. For all you courses you must register through VUnet.vu.nl This way, you find out immediately if a place is available. All activities for which you are registered will be displayed in your personal timetable, which also includes any timetable changes. If you have not registered for a course then you will not be admitted to that course, you will not be assigned to a group, you will not be able to use CANVAS, you will have no timetable, your grades will not be recorded, etc. In short, you will not be able to take part. From the moment that you are conditionally registered for a program, you can sign up for specific courses via VUnet.vu.nl.

General Information

Course Code M_OITT03
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty VUmc School of Medical Sciences
Course Coordinator E. Giovannetti MA
Examiner prof. dr. A.W. Griffioen
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture