Postgraduate Specialisation in Medical Oncology

Medical Oncology for oncologists 1 - DIDATTICA FRONTALE

Course code
Name of lecturers
Emilio Bria, Elena Fiorio, Roberto Iacovelli, Davide Melisi, Rolando Nortilli, Veronica Parolin, Michele Pavarana, Sara Pilotto, Giampaolo Tortora
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
not yet allocated

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Learning outcomes

The course will take place pursuing 6 substantial objectives:
• To know the principles of Medical Oncology, with particular reference to the natural history of neoplastic disease and prognostic factors.
• To Know the main organ symptomatology of neoplasms and related diagnostic procedures.
• To Know the principles of medical therapy (chemotherapy, hormone therapy and molecular targeted drugs.
• To Know the objectives of the supportive treatments, and the specific strategies (control of the emesis from chemotherapy).
• To Know the methodology of clinical experimentation in oncology and the principles that govern translational research.
• Understand the care network and being able to direct the patient to the most suitable site for symptom management.


• Tumor therapy and anticancer drugs (chemotherapeutics)
• Tumor therapy and anticancer drugs (molecular target drugs)
• Side effects of molecularly targeted drugs
• Antiemetics and support therapy

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Angelo Raffaele Bianco, Sabino De Placido, Giampaolo Tortora e Pierfranco Conte Oncologia Clinica 2/ed (Edizione 2) McGraw-Hill Education (Italy) srl 2016 9788838639845

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral Examination

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