Childhood Cancer: State-of-the-Art Treatment, Innovative (Bio)Medicine and Patient Centered Care

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)

Throughout this course you will learn more about the latest knowledge in the area of childhood cancer. This course will give students the latest knowledge in state-of-the-art treatment, innovative (bio)medicine and patient centered care in childhood cancer. Students participating in this course on childhood cancer will receive training in a stimulating academic environment created by the interaction of committed pediatric oncologists, research-oriented physicians, and fellows.

This course will be given at the the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology. The Princess Máxima Center is a Dutch, European and worldwide center of expertise for pediatric oncology. We are filled with boundless ambition, to cure each child with cancer, with optimal quality of life.

The objective of this course is to gain theoretical and practical experience in the fields of neuro-oncology, solid tumours and hemato-oncology including stem cell transplantation. You will also learn about disease-independent topics such as novel insights in tumor biology, molecular imaging, personalised medicine, quality of life issues and late effects of disease and treatment.

Every day the group of multidisciplinary students starts together with a case study. During the day the different groups of students (e.g. (bio)medical and nursing)  will continue with their own discipline.

Themes that are covered during the course

  • Types of childhood cancer
  • Epidemiology of childhood cancer
  • Treatment and prognosis
  • Tumor predispositie
  • Diagnostics
  • Pathology
  • Conventional and innovative Imaging
  • Clinical research in childhood cancer
  • Clinical trial methodology
  • Psychosocial care and research
  • Supportive care
  • Late effects
  • Outreach
  • Organization of childhood cancer
  • The Netherlands, shared care. 

All students will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Drs. Natasja Dors, MD

Target audience

This course is intended for - medical - biomedical science - farmacy - nursing - other health care students (eg physiotherapy, psychology,pharmacy) who want to learn about childhood cancer, care and working in an international context.

Course aim

To provide students with the latest knowledge in the area of pediatric oncology


Course fee:
Course + course materials
Housing fee:

Housing through: Utrecht Summer School.


For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

  • Motivation Letter
  • C.V.

More information

Mrs. Natasja Dors MD | E: | T: +31 6 50 00 65 24


Application deadline: 01 May 2020

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