Patient with cancer


1.Understand the major pathways involved in cancer development and progression;
2.Knowledge of the increasing incidence of cancer and growing prevalence of cancer survivors as a result of increasing life expectancy and better treatment results
3.Master the major concepts of the major treatment interventions in oncology: surgery, radiation and systemic treatments
4.Basic knowledge of the clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, staging and treatment options for the most common cancers
5.Recognize the most common complications and emergency situations in oncology - the diagnostic and treatment algorithm of situations such as febrile neutropenia and cord compression

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Prof. Doutor José Luís Passos Coelho


Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





Harrison´s Principles of Internal Medicine 19th Ed, 2015 (livro de consulta / reference textbook)
Informação complementar (em português ou em inglês)

Teaching method

Teaching of the discipline includes both weekly lectures by faculty as well as seminars by medical students.

Evaluation method

The final evaluation has three components: 25% of the evaluation is from the student group presentation (mini-symposium) of topics distributed at the beginning of the semester; 65% of the evaluation is from the final exam; and the remaining 10% is from adequate response to questions posed, at least once, at the end of each teaching activity randomly to all students throughout the semester.
The evaluation of the student seminars will take in account not only the scientific content and knowledge communication but also the completeness of the answers to the questions made by other students in the audience and by the seminar moderators.
 This final exam is a written examination with 50 multiple choice, single answer questions; any further final evaluation examinations will be oral, unless the number of examinees, justifies a written exam.  Students must have a score of 10 out of 20 or higher in each component of the examinations to be approved.

Subject matter

1.Cancer Epidemiology
2.Cancer Biology
3.Pharmacologic treatment: chemotherapy, Hormonal treatments and biologics
4.Local Treatment: surgery and radiation
5.Breast cancer
6.Lung cancer
7.Cancer of the Esophagus and Stomach
8.Colorectal cancer
9.Renal cancer
10.Prostate cancer
11.Gynecologic Cancer
12.Viral Oncogenesis
13.Pediatric Oncology
14. Skin cancer
15. Neurooncology
17.Oncologic Emmergencies
18.Paliative care


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