Unique initiative in Europe

Faculty from Harvard, CNIO, MD Anderson,
CSIC, Vall d’Hebrón, among others.

In collaboration with CNIO.

Recommended by the European School of Oncology
with scientific support of SEOM and SEHH.

Unique initiative in Europe

Unique initiative in Europe

Faculty from Harvard, CNIO, MD Anderson, CSIC, Vall d’Hebrón, among others

Faculty from Harvard, CNIO, MD Anderson, CSIC, Vall d’Hebrón, among others

Recommended by the European School of Oncology with scientific support of SEOM and SEHH

Recommended by the European School of Oncology with scientific support of SEOM and SEHH

1 year Online Programme

1 year Online Programme

Lab Internships at the CNIO in Madrid

Lab Internships at the CNIO in Madrid

INTRODUCTION AND GOALS

The Molecular Oncology Master – MOM, is a training program for clinical oncologists, pathologists, hematologists and other medical specialists or biomedical graduated students from fields associated with tumor disease.

The MOM  is a unique initiative in the world, with more than 100 exceptional professors carefully selected at national and international level. Among MOM’s faculty are the higher exponents of molecular oncology discoveries and the authors of the content they teach.

The MOM program is offered by the Centro de Estudios Biosanitarios (CEB) (Biosciences Studies Centre) in collaboration with the CNIO and has the recommendation of the European School of Oncology (ESO – you can visit www.cancerworld.net too). It also has the scientific support of the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM) and Spanish Society of Hematology and Hemotherapy (SEHH).

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The MOM provides training in Molecular Oncology based on a multidisciplinary approach of tumor disease, which has a positive effect in care intervention.
The student will have access to basic knowledge about the origin and development of cancers, the methodology of basic research and clinical oncology, known patterns of phenotypic expression of tumors as well as other therapeutic approaches based on molecular pathways involved in carcinogenesis .

With this program you will receive a cutting-edge training for oncology specialists in the twenty-first century. Nowadays, a clinical practice of excellence cannot be conceived without  a profound knowledge of the molecular basis of the disease and without a proper diagnosis, prognosis and treatment based on each patient molecular markers.

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ADVANCED TRAINING

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The training received by specialists linked to the oncological disease during the Bachelor of Medicine and subsequent specialization, does not delve deeper and in detail on the knowledge of the molecular basis of cancer. Today,  a clinical practice of excellence cannot be conceived without the knowledge of the molecular basis of the disease.

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LEADING CLINICAL PRACTICE

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Diagnosis, prognosis and treatment based on the molecular pattern of the patient allows cutting-edge clinical practice. New therapeutic strategies are based on specific molecular targets inhibitors, or in blocking or activating certain routes. It is imperative a specialized training that allows professionals to deepen in the molecular basis of cancer and at the same time patients benefit from this knowledge.

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ADVANCES IN RESEARCH

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Oncology from XXIst  century is based on the progress of investigation. Only a joint translational research effort can bring these advances to patients. Research and training are essential tools to address cancer in daily clinical practice. Both approaches are needed for a correct patient treatment.

PROGRAM

Structure

Credits: 120 ECTS
Modules
MOM content distribution
Module I Cellular and Molecular Biology of Cancer
Module II Molecular Pathology
Module III Molecular Oncology
Module IV Research Project

Lab Internships

Students may take a lab internship in small groups at CNIO accessing to the latest technologies for diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of tumor disease.

Final research work

The student will carry out a research project supervised by one of the directors of MOM.

Modality

The MOM is taught online.

The student will access to recorded classes through the CEB e-learning platform.

Teacher’s power point presentation will be available to students for download.

Students can send queries to teachers from the e-learning platform.

Duration

12 months

Starting date: September 2017

Degree

Molecular Oncology Master
Private and not official degree awarded by the Centro de Estudios Biosanitarios.
Modules accredited by the competent authority. Credits valid for public offering employment.

DIRECTORS

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MÓNICA LÓPEZ BARAHONA, PhD

GENERAL ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

PhD in Biochemistry
General Academic Director of CEB.

PIER PAOLO PANDOLFI MD, PhD

DIRECTOR

MD and PhD in Medicine
Director of the Cancer Research Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Harvard.

ALBERTO MUÑOZ TEROL, PhD

DIRECTOR OF MODULE I

PhD in Life Sciences.
Research Professor at C.S.I.C.

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MIGUEL ÁNGEL PIRIS PINILLA MD, PhD

DIRECTOR OF MODULE II

MD and PhD in Medicine (Pathology)
Head of the Pathology Division at Marqués de Valdecilla IFIMAV Hospital.

FÉLIX BONILLA VELASCO MD, PhD

DIRECTOR OF MODULE III

MD and PhD in Medicine (Internal Medicine and Oncology)

FERNANDO PELÁEZ PÉREZ, PhD

COORDINATOR OF PRACTICUM

PhD in Life Sciences.
Director of Biotechnology Program at Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO).

FACULTY

The faculty includes international recognised researchers and oncologists from institutions such  Hasrvard-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO), MD Anderson Cancer Center, CSIC, Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca, among other.

> See full list of faculty.

MODULES

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MODULE I

CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF CANCER
(September 2017 – December 2017)

This module will cover the basic knowledge of cell biology and mechanisms flag of gene regulation, and changes caused by malignant transformation.

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Molecular Processes will be reviewed, including genes controlling cell proliferation and biological activity of the main proto-oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes and the Implications of tampering. Also study the importance of the repair of genetic damage and mutator route in carcinogenesis, the basis of the processes of apoptosis, cellular senescence and immortalization, stem cells, angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis and tumor immunology.

Main subjects:
1. Cell, genes, and regulation of gene expression .
2. Proto-oncogenes and oncogenes.
3. Tumor  suppressors genes .
4. Cellular Processes involved in Carcinogenesis .

MODULE II

MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY
(January 2018 – March 2018)

Understanding through didactic presentations and optional laboratory work, basic aspects of molecular diagnostics, the technical and conceptual basis, its implementation…

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…in clinical practice in selected diseases.
After completion of the module, the student must be able to:
Understand the basic vocabulary and concepts of molecular diagnostics;
Understand the conceptual foundations of the main techniques, their limitations and applications;
Interpret results of these techniques;
Interpret and evaluate scientific publications based on studies of molecular pathology;
Identify key areas of pathology where these techniques can be of practical use.

Main subjects:
1. Immunohistochemistry.
2. Cytogenetics.
3. Cancer genome.
4. Gene expression regulation and analysis. Transcriptomics. MiRNAS.
5. Proteomics.
6. Epigenetics.

MODULE III

MOLECULAR ONCOLOGY
(April 2018 – June 2018)

This module contains aspects of epidemiology, carcinogenesis and inheritance and analyzes the knowledge about new updated review of the possibilities of different approaches to…

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…the design of drugs, the current state of drug search directed against molecular targets. We will review the various forms of immune therapy and gene therapy, and discuss the clinical trial methodology and application of molecular targets in addition to diagnosis and prognosis, problems and prospects in this field.

Main subjects:
1. Epidemiology and agents related to cancer risk.
2. FamilyCancer.
3. Pharmacology and antitumoral agents .
4. More treatment strategies .
5. Clinical research methodology.

MODULE IV

RESEARCH PROJECT

Students will perform a research project which may consist of conducting a research project developed in laboratories and / or hospitals, or in a literature review on a topic of antitumor therapies allowing interest in…

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…Molecular Oncology, or in designing a research project. During the months assigned to carry out the research project the student will have a tutor. It is essential to have the approval of the tutor for the research work can be evaluated.

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LABORATORY INTERNSHIP  (OPTIONAL)

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An optional practical training program (PRACTICUM) may be realized by the student that wants to do it.  The training will be developed in small groups at the laboratories of the CNIO according with this program:

  1. Immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, image analysis
  2. RNA y MiRNAs: Microarrays vs quantitative PCR  vs Nano-String vs RNAseq
  3. Mutations detection: Sanger vs NGS…
  4. Flow cytomety.
  5. Stuctural changes: Cariotype, CGH, CNV…
  6. Liquid biopsy , ctDNA, RNA…
  7. Rearrangements IgH and TCR in lymphoid malignancies  diagnosis
  8. Data analysis, bioinformatics

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ACADEMIC PROGRAM

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EVALUATION

EVALUATION

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At the end of each of the three theoretical modules, students perform a multiple choice test exam through the e-learning platform.

It is mandatory to approve the three tests independently to obtain the degree of Molecular Oncology Master. Passing the three exams, the arithmetic mean of the scores will account for 70% of the final grade. The remaining 30% will be the mark obtained in the research report that the student must perform.

REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION

Addressed to

Specialists in Oncology
Specialists in Pathology
Specialists in Hematology
Specialists in Radiotherapy
Other Graduates or Doctors in Biosciences areas with an interest in tumor disease

SELECTION AND DEADLINES

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in a biomedical area.
You need to send your updated CV, in order to be evaluated by the Academic Board before for admission in the program.

ADMISSION

Send your CV to:
Eugenia Fernández Cámara
egalian@ceb.edu.es

COSTS AND FINANCING

COSTS

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PAYMENTS PLANS
First installment: 4900 € before July 31st.
Second installment: 2000 € before September 15st.

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

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10% discount exclusively for resident students (Available to payment plans, the discount will be applied in the last installment).
Special discounts for membership of professional societies (for ASCO and ESMO members. Available to payment plans, the discount will be applied in the last installment).