Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry


Year GEP 1 : Cancer Week

Teaching Material for this Module


The aim of the Cancer Module is to build on your knowledge of cancer and to give you further understanding of cancer biology, cancer diagnostics and cancer therapy. The module develops themes relating to cancer and related areas. The key learning outcomes are:

  •  Appreciate that cancers are complex tissues, understand that cancer development is a multi-step process involving genetic changes and describe the essential alterations in cell physiology that collectively dictate malignant growth, angiogenesis and metastasis.
  • Explain the principles of cancer management and therapy.
  • Describe the incidence, aetiology and risk factors, pathogenesis, presenting symptoms, main investigative procedures, treatments and prognosis of common cancers, including: breast, lung, female reproductive tract, skin, GI tract, prostate; pancreatic, testicular and haematological cancer.
  • Knows how to carry out a consultation with a patient with cancer including the relevant history (GMC TD 13). Begins to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues in a medical context (GMC TD 15)

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