This module will describe the specific challenges and problems associated with the care and treatment of children with cancer, from the time of diagnosis to post treatment follow up. It will explore the theory and practice of paediatric oncology with reference to the major groups of childhood cancers. The module will also include topics such as molecular pathology, advanced imaging techniques, new drug development and phase I/II clinical trials and will look at their increasing importance in the paediatric field. 70% of children survive a cancer diagnosis, and the importance of treatment toxicity, late effects and quality of life for survivors will also be discussed. The theory presented in lectures will be backed up by a practical laboratory session.
Module Attendance Required
5 day block of teaching
29 January – 2 February 2018
3000 word assignment and presentation
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Dr Tanja Stankovic - Professor in Cancer Genetics, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
Dr Carmel McConville - Senior Lecturer, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences