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ESO-ESSO-ESTRO Multidisciplinary Course on Oncology for Medical Students

24 Aug, 2020 - 04 Sep, 2020 - Closed

Venue: Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, BE

Course Aim:

Jointly organised by ESO (European School of Oncology), ESSO (European Society of Surgical Oncology) and ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology), the key goal of this course is to encourage medical students to specialize in an oncology related discipline. Previous editions organized since 2005 received very positive and enthusiastic feedback from the students who had spent two weeks over summer with experienced teachers to receive theoretical and practical training in cancer care.
The multidisciplinary course in oncology will provide insight into all aspects of oncology with both theoretical and practical sessions. The programme incorporates plenary sessions, case study presentations, daily special visits to various oncology departments and group course projects that must be finalized and presented at the end of the course.

Target participants

•    The course is offered to medical students who have completed their fourth year of studies at the time of the course.
•    Participation will be limited to 24 students who will be selected through a competitive application process


  • History, epidemiology, genetics, dia-gnostics, treatment principles and therapeutic approaches, prevention and screening
  • Communication with the patient
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Gastric & Oesophageal cancer
  • Gynaecological cancers
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Sarcoma and melanoma


This course is closed