cancer cells

Basic course in oncology, january 2024

This 2-day course entails introduction to tumor biology together with an overview of risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of common cancer types.

Purpose and goal

The objective of this course is to offer participants an introduction to tumor biology, encompassing both tumor cells and the surrounding supporting cells. Through this course, attendees will gain insight into the diagnosis and treatment approaches for prevalent cancer types in adults and children.

Key course highlights

  • Tumor Biology Fundamentals
  • Diagnosis of Adult and Pediatric Cancers
  • Treatment Approaches
  • Case Studies and Clinical Perspectives
  • Research Advances and Future Directions

By the end of this course, participants will have a solid foundation in tumor biology, a comprehensive understanding of the diagnostic techniques employed in adult and pediatric cancers, and familiarity with the current treatment approaches used in clinical practice. This course serves as a steppingstone for further exploration in the field of cancer research, patient care, and multidisciplinary collaborations.

Target group

Employees at pharmaceutical companies in the oncology area who wish to gain an overall knowledge of different cancer types, their diagnosis, and treatments.

Course content and outline

The course is based on lectures in an interactive atmosphere with ample opportunities for questions and discussion. All lectures will be shared with the participants. The course is given in English.

The course starts with a general introduction to the properties of cancer cells and tumor biology. Specific lectures will thereafter follow on the most common adult and pediatric cancers.

Lectures will discuss:

  • tumor as an organ
  • immune surveillance
  • risk factors, incidence, and prognosis for different tumor types
  • drug-based treatment of early and late stages of disease
  • prevention and health

The most interesting ongoing international trials and ongoing clinical and translational cancer research at Karolinska Institutet will be presented.

When and where

Dates: 25th-26th of January 2024.
Course venue: Karolinska Institutet Solna, Stockholm, Sweden.


13 500 SEK excl. VAT. Lunch as well as refreshments are included both days.

More information

For questions on course content:
Charlotte Rolny organizer

Hanna Eriksson, co-organizer

For administrative questions:
Susanna Sjunneryd, project coordinator


Last day to apply is 15th of December.

We will strive for an even distribution among the member companies of LIF. Please note that if the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available, an even distribution among the member companies of LIF will be made.

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