Clinical and Translational Oncology

Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Faculty of Medicine
Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 500.00
Advanced Bachelor
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Enroll and find out how scientific knowledge is generated and translated into personalized cancer treatment to improve survival and quality of life of patients with cancer. Meet the UMC Utrecht cancer researchers and medical specialists and work together with them in a multidisciplinary setting to determine treatment plans for real life patients. Discover our research during which we come more and more to a tailored treatment for all cancer patients.
This course focuses on the translation of basic (molecular, genetic) knowledge and technical developments in the field of oncology into evidence-based clinical practice. Doctors and researchers from the University Medical Center Utrecht and Utrecht University will introduce their lines of cancer research and outline the recent developments in detection and treatment of cancer. In addition to discussing molecular and technical developments and personalized cancer treatment, the importance of prevention and early detection will be highlighted. In addition, patients will be sharing their personal experience and comment on the new developments. The course concludes with the ‘Student Multidisciplinary Board Meeting’, during which course participants will discussing real life patients and treatment plans together with professionals.
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Course director

Helma WMU van Grevenstein


Prof Dr L. Verkooijen
Prof Dr O Kranenburg

Target audience

Advanced bachelors / beginning masters with an interest clinical and translational oncologic research. Curiosity, excellent interpersonal skills and an open mind are assets. Applicants should be proficient in English and will be subjected to a selection procedure.

Course aim

At the end of the week, participants will have solid knowledge on the requirements for successfully translating basic and technological developments into clinically meaningful therapies, and appreciate that multidisciplinary collaboration and central position of the patient will be key factors for success.

Study load

40 hours of lectures, workshops and small group work. Lectures and workshops will generally take place between 9 am and 4 pm


Course fee
€ 500.00
Housing fee
€ 200.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School


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

  • Motivation Letter
  • C.V.

More information


Application deadline: 25 June 2019