Basic and Translational Oncology 2016

Course date: 10 October 2016 - 14 October 2016
Location: Erasmus MC, Ae-4.06

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The postgraduate school Molecular Medicine (MolMed) has been organizing the Basic and Translational Oncology course for many years now in narrow cooperation with the school Medical Genetic Center (MGC) and with contributions from many
speakers from the LUMC. Besides that, many speakers from the NCI will participate. 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 program is set up logically in 5 steps, one step a day:


         Pathology, diagnostics & pathways in cancer

         Biology of the cancer cell: Genetics

         Invasion, metastasis & inflammation

         Tumor Immunology; Clinical practice: targeted therapies

         Epidemiology of cancer; personalised medicine; end-of-life interventions


Like last year, the program is enriched with journal clubs (JCs) on Tuesday and discussion sessions with course speakers on most days. Publications to be discussed are announced 2 weeks in advance to all participants. We expect you to prepare these before the course starts. 
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. Give your preferred JCs in the free text field on the web form. Well send you the assignments & publications.


Please register via: The course fee is €750. However, some participants are entitled to a discount; see below. Because this course is a close cooperation with the Postgraduate School MGC/LUMC, all participants from MGC can participate free like MolMed members.


Frank van Vliet will be pleased to answer organizational questions (010-704 3518 or 06-5474 6408;

Organising committee

Els Berns, Erasmus MC

Monique den Boer, Erasmus MC

Reno Debets, Erasmus MC

Peter Devilee, LUMC

Frank van Vliet, MolMed/Erasmus MC


Course fees

For non-commercial participants the course fee is € 750. Discounts:

         PhD students get a 50% discount and pay €375.

         Participants from the postgraduate school MolMed and MGC (and one participant from the group of any speaker) get a 100% discount and pay €0.

         Master students, get a 50% discount and pay €375.

         Master students who have to pay the fee from their personal budget get a 75% discount and pay €187,50.

If these financial requirements should pose a problem, please contact Frank van Vliet, managing director of the Erasmus Postgraduate School Mol Med, at:


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