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

Torino, Italy

[ Early deadline: 30 May 2019 ]
[ Cancer treatment ]
  • 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 22 students who will be selected through a competitive application process.

Educational Committee 

  • Jesper Grau Eriksen, ESTRO representative, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus (DK)  

  • Pavlidis Nicholas, ESO representative, School of Medicine University of Ioannina, Ioannina (GR) 

  • Sergio Sandrucci, ESSO representative, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin (IT) 

  • Jan Vermorken, Medical Oncologist, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp (BE)


  • Jacques De Grève, Medical Oncologist, UZ Brussels (VUB), Brussels (BE) 

  • Dirk Schrijvers, Medical Oncologist, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp (BE)  

  • Jan Vermorken, Medical Oncologist, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp  (BE)  

  • Gerben Borst, Radiation Oncologist, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam (NL) 

  • Andrew Baildam, Surgical Oncologist, King Edward VII’s Hospital London and The Alexandra Hospital and The Christie Clinic, Manchester (UK)

  • Sergio Sandrucci, Surgical Oncologist, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin  (IT)

  • D. Nevens, Radiation Oncologist, GZA St Augustinus/Iridium Cancer Network, Antwerp (BE)

  • Janina Markowska, Gynaecologic Oncologist, Poznan University of Medidal Sciences, Poznan (PL)



The international faculty will be completed by local staff from University of Turin. 

Local Organisers 

  • Sergio Sandrucci, Full Professor of Surgical Oncology, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin (IT) 

  • Umberto Ricardi, Dean of the University of Turin and ESTRO President, Turin (IT)

  • Enable students to get a full picture of this challenging medical field 
  • Make understandable the importance of teamworking 
  • Encourage future professional choices towards an oncology related discipline.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants should:  

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of oncology 
  • Get a clear picture of the complexity and importance of the multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment  
  • Prepare a specific topic related to the theoretical and/or practical sessions and present it to plenary audience.

Course content

  • History, epidemiology, genetics, dia-gnostics, treatment principles and therapeutic approaches, prevention and screening 
  • Communication with the patient 
  • Breast cancer 
  • Colorectal cancer 
  • Gastro-intestinal cancers 
  • Genito-urinary cancers 
  • Gynaecological cancers 
  • Head and neck cancer 
  •  Lung cancer 
  • Sarcoma and melanoma.





The programme is available here


Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria
Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino
Corso Bramante, 88
10126 Torino (IT)


Hotel Continental
Via Genova, 2
10126 Torino (IT)


To attend the summer school, you will need to submit your application accompanied by the following material:

  • A short CV (max 1 page) describing your education and indicating your level of spoken English.
  • A motivation letter explaining why you wish to attend the course.

 Applications are now closed!

The appplication submission deadline was 30 May 2019. You will be informed before the end of June if your application was succesful.


  • Selected participants will benefit from free registration, lunches and accommodation. 
  • It is mandatory to attend the course for the entire duration in order to receive course credits.
  • The course will start on Monday 26 August 2019 at 09:00 and end on Friday 6 September 2019 at 17:00. Participants should arrive on Sunday 25 August 2019 in the afternoon. A welcome reception will be organised by the host institute in the evening.

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