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Clinical Cancer Epidemiology: From Prevention to Treatment and Patient Care.

Key information

Subject area:

Life Sciences & Medicine

Course type:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Credit level:

Not for credit


5 days

Available course dates:

From: 14 June 2024 To: 05 December 2024

Course overview

Why should I take this course and what to expect.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, epidemiology has become a much better known discipline. However, in clinical cancer research, we need epidemiology throughout the entire patient pathway.The course will introduce the importance of clinical cancer epidemiology while keeping the clinical impact of the discipline at the centre.There will be clinical guest lectures highlighting how clinical epidemiological methodology has led to studies of important clinical impact for people with cancer as well as discussions on different components of clinical epidemiology and how they interact with various other disciplines. There will also be opportunities to present your research ideas and get feedback from experts in the field.

Course dates

  • Friday June 14th 2024 (hybrid meeting at Karolinska Institute)
  • Thursday September 5th 2024 (Virtual)
  • Tuesday October 15th 2024 (Virtual)
  • Tuesday November 5th 2024 (Virtual)
  • Thursday December 5th 2024 (hybrid meeting at King’s College London)

Note: Time zone is UK.

What will I achieve?

  • Describe the concepts, technologies and opportunities underlying clinical cancer epidemiology research
  • Describe the main approaches for linking clinical epidemiology with other disciplines to improve clinical impact
  • Explain current clinical applications and future perspectives of clinical cancer epidemiology
  • Explain why multidisciplinary approaches to clinical cancer epidemiology are necessary
  • Outline the strengths and limitations of different epidemiologic study designs

Who will I learn with?

Mieke  Van Hemelrijck

Mieke Van Hemelrijck

Professor in Cancer Epidemiology

Who is this for?

Clinicians, PhD/MD students, post-doctoral scientists.

How will I be assessed?

Students will be asked to prepare a 3-minute presentation in which they outline a cancer research idea whereby clinical epidemiological methods are at the heart of the methodology. They should prepare three slides, which will outline: research questions & rationale; methodology including patient impact. They will then then have 2 minutes to answer a question about their methodology.

What is the teaching schedule?

Day 1: Cancer Prevention

Day 2: Early detection and Screening

Day 3: Treatment

Day 4: Living with and beyond Cancer

Day 5: Clinical Cancer Epidemiology across the patient’s pathway

Check out our full schedule for details on all international speakers from all over Europe!

Course status:


Full fee £300

Early bird fee (payment by 15th March) £270

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