Basic and Translational Oncology

Location: Erasmus MC

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Basic and Translational Oncology 
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 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, targeted therapy, clinical trials; end-of-life       interventions

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 two weeks  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 JCs. These will be organised during the first  day of the course.

Give your preferred JCs in the free text field on the web form. Well send you the assignments & publications.
Audience and participation
The course is directed primarily at PhD students and postdocs in MolMed, MGC, NKI and OOA, but others (e.g., students and technicians of LUMC and Erasmus MC) are welcome too.

Teacher/ Organising Committée
Monique den Boer, Erasmus MC/PMC Utrecht
Reno Debets, Erasmus MC
Peter Devilee, LUMC
Martijn Lolkema, Erasmus MC
Noel de Miranda, LUMC
Ivo Touw, Erasmus MC
Frank van Vliet, MolMed/Erasmus MC

Date, Time & Location
See Program, 

Full participation is  1,8 ECTS.


Course fees:
If not otherwise indicated, Erasmus MC PhD courses are free for Erasmus MC PhD candidates and Research Master students who use them as electives. Erasmus MC employees pay €100/day. External PhD candidates pay €100/day. Commercial and other external participants pay €200/day. There is one fee for the entire course, there is no reduction for partial participation.

Cancellation policy:
Erasmus MC Graduate School charges a cancellation fee of €75 for all cancellations made more than 22 days before the start of the course. Fifty percent of the course fee, with a minimum of €75, is due for cancellations made between 21 and 10 days before the start date. The full course fee is due for cancellations made less than 10 days before the start date, or in case of no-show without cancellation. For Erasmus MC PhD candidates the full course fee in case of the cancellation policy will be the equivalent of the number of course days times €100. 

All invoices will be sent to the head of department or for external participants to the e-mail address provided upon registration. 

Those who register for a PhD course agree with these financial conditions.

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