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

Clinical approach to cancer patient  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturers
Michele Milella, Davide Melisi, Sara Pilotto
Michele Milella
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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2° semestre dal Feb 22, 2021 al May 28, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This course aims to give a general overview in the cancer setting: from the traslational researche to the clinical one.
Then students will be guided through the management of the cancer patient: from the natural pathway of cancer and the related patients’ needs in particular focusing onto:
• Diagnosis, staging and therapy: the outpatient and the role of the Day Service
• The role of the ward during the initial staging of the illness and active therapy
• The follow-up
• The last stage of the disease: role of the ward and of the local structures (GPs, Home help, Hospice)
In the final part of the course there will be the analysis on the EBM: the importance of guidelines and clinical trials
Examples of various guidelines (ESMO and AIOM) and the different phases of clinical trials; example of a randomized phase III clinical trial. importance will be devoted to the various Emergencies in oncology and palliative cares and to
Targeted therapies.


Lesson 1:
Precision Oncology: history, the current overview and the new challenges.
Lesson 2:
From translational research to clinic: from bench to bedside in oncology.
Lesson 3:
The multidisciplinary approach in oncology: from theory to practice
Lesson 4:
Where/how/when related to the oncological patient in the clinical practice: from diagnosis to therapy till the palliative cares.

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

Attendance to the lessons

Mondays: 12.04.2021, 19.04.2021, 26.04.2021, 03.05.2021 from 5.30 p.m.


Recommended Year: 5th

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