LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course participants should be able to:
•  Stage a patient and follow up after treatment
•  Have active participation in multidisciplinary discussions
•  Understand the limits of surgery, radiotherapy and systemic treatment
•  Design a radiation plan for lung cancer
•  Evaluate a patient for treatment.

COURSE CONTENT

•  Pitfalls in imaging procedures
•  PET in daily clinical practice
•  The biology of lung cancer
•  Patient evaluation before radical treatment
•  From mediastinal staging to lobectomy with lymph node dissection
•  Adjuvant and neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for resectable tumours
•  Chemotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy for borderline resectable tumours
•  The limitations of surgery for stage III tumours
•  Is there still a place for postoperative radiotherapy?
•  Chemoradiotheapy for locally advanced NSCLC
•  Immunotherapy and radiotherapy
•  The oligometastatic concept
•  The use of molecular markers
•  Management of acute and late effects of chemoradiotherapy
•  The challenge of brain metastases
•  Integration and organisation of supportive care
•  Multimodality treatment of SCLC
•  Clinical case discussions
•  Mesothelioma and thymoma.

PREREQUISITES

Before commencing this course, participants should:
•  Have basic knowledge of lung cancer
•  Be a trainee in surgery radiotherapy or medical oncology.

TEACHING METHODS

•  16 hours of lectures
•  2 hours of tutorials
•  6 hours of discussions.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

•  MCQ 
•  Evaluation form.