Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Multimodal treatment of Upper GastroIntestinal Maligniancies  (Corso Elettivo)

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Maria Bencivenga
Maria Bencivenga
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2° semestre 1°- 5° anno dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 29, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

The main objectives are:

- To learn the basis of multimodal treatment of gastric, esophago-gastric junction and esophageal adenocarcinoma; which are the different types of multimodal approaches, the surgical indications both in locally advanced resectable cases and in oligometastatic patients.

- To learn the principles of multimodal treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus including the watch and wait strategy.

- To Know about surgical indications and multimodal treatments of gastric GISTs.


- Siwevert classification of EGJ adenocarcinoma;
- Multimodal treatment of EGJ adenocarcinoma based on Siewert sub-type;
- Surgery in EGJ adenocarcinoma: indications and hot topics;
- Multimodal treatment and surgical indications in non-cardia gastric cancer
- Surgical indications in gastric GISTs

Assessment methods and criteria

- Idoneity based on the presence at lessons;
- Schedule: 2th March, 16th March, 30th March, 6th April, 20th April;
- Time: dalle 17.30 alle 19.30;
- Location: Auletta Arancio, Polo chirurgico Confortini, Ospedale di Borgo Trento;
- Year: VI

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