cod. 21428

Academic year 2015/16
4° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Oncologia medica (MED/06)
Clinica delle specialità medico-chirurgiche
Type of training activity
7 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
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Integrated course unit module: BLOOD

Learning objectives

The student should know the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches of neoplastic diseases. To achieve this objective the student should possess basic notions on the pathophysiology of the oncogenetic process. The knowledge of conventional and innovative diagnostic and therapeutic strategies is also required. Moreover, the student should achieve the principles of stem cell therapy to treat hemato-oncologic diseases.


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Course unit content

The student should acquire the pathophysiology of the following forms of cancer: breast, lung, GI tract, kidney, prostate and ovary

Full programme

-Molecular and cellular basis of cancer and its clinical impact
- The immune surveillance in cancer patient
- Pathogenetic and Clinical Aspects of Breast, Lung, Colorectal, Gastric, Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer

Clinical approach to cancer patients:
Setting the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Plan
- Interpretation of objective data and supporting laboratory and instrumental tests
- The student needs to know the clinical features and elements of the differential diagnosis of palpable or radiologically proven tumors
- The student should be able to interpret haematological indices and reports of the histological diagnosis of malignant disease to obtain the clinical staging
- The student needs to recognize the specificity and clinical relevance of symptoms related to cancer
- The student must know the clinical approach to cancer patient
- The student needs to know the methods of indexing the performance status
- The student should be observer of the diagnostic procedures such as needle aspiration or fine needle biopsies.
- The student should participate to the evaluation of cyto-morphological preparations for diagnostic purposes


-Manuale di Oncologia Clinica, Bianco AM. Mac Grow Hill
-Medicina Oncologica, Bonadonna et al...Elsevier-Masson
-DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg's. Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology
-Abeloff’s Clinical Oncology, Churchill-Livingston Elsevier

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars and training programs in clinical and laboratory facilities

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral and at time multiple choice test

Other information

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