Course Basic and Translational Oncology

Course date: 02 February 2015 - 06 February 2015
Location: Erasmus MC, Ae-406

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The postgraduate school Molecular Medicine (MolMed) has been organizing the Basic and Translational Oncology course for many years now – in cooperation with the school Medical Genetic Center (MGC) and with contributions from many moderators and speakers from the LUMC.

The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of translational cancer research.


The course is directed primarily at PhD students and postdocs in MolMed and MGC, but others (e.g., students and technicians of LUMC and Erasmus MC) are welcome too.
The maximum number of participants is 40. The course fee is €750. However, some participants are entitled to a discount; see attached program for all information.


The program is set up logically in 5 steps, one step a day: 

  • Pathology, diagnostics & pathways in cancer
  • Biology of the cancer cell: Genetics & Epigenetics
  • Genetic susceptibility, invasion & metastasis
  • Clinical practice: diagnostics & targeted therapies
  • Translational research, epidemiology of cancer, cancer data in research & end-of-life interventions

Keynote speakers

We are proud to announce again some famous keynote speakers. We especially welcome the Visiting Professor on behalf of the Daniel den Hoed Foundation, prof.dr. Charles Swanton who will give a keynote lecture and a master class. And again Piet Borst and Jos Jonkers (NCI).
All their lectures will be announced more widely.


Journal clubs 

Like last year, the program is enriched with journal clubs (JC’s) and lab sessions with course speakers. Publications to be discussed are announced one month in advance to all participants. We expect you to prepare these before the course starts. All participants are expected to give a short presentation during one of the the JC’s. These will be organised during the first 2 days of the course.

Please give your preferred Journal Clubs in the free text field on the web form.


The amount of ECTS awarded for the entire course is 1.8.


At the start of the course, participants will receive a comprehensive reader consisting of recent papers relevant to the lectures.



General information
Financial regulation of the Postgraduate School Molmed

From August 1st, 2012 the following financial guidelines are applied in general, but they may differ per course still, look at the course fee of each course to be sure which discounts are really applied:

Non-commercial course, symposium or workshop fee: €200/day, €750/week

• Participants of the postgraduate school MolMed: discount of 100%.
• Other Erasmus MC participants, e.g. of MGC, COEUR, NIHES: discount of 50%.
• PhD students and Master’s students, regardless of institution: discount of 50%.
• Master’s students who are paying the fee from their personal budget: discount of 75%.

There is one fee for the entire course. There is no reduction for partial participation.

The SPSS Course and the R Course have shorter course days. The SPSS Course counts as a 2-days course and the R Course as a 3-days course.

Commercial participants & sponsors: companies are invited to inquire about commercial participant tuition fees and about sponsoring.

Those who register for a course, symposium or workshop agree with these financial conditions.


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