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RTT 416 Clinical Oncology II

Course Description

Further exploration of cancer and current treatment modalities with emphasis on radiation therapy. Cancers of the genitourinary, lymphoreticular, musculoskeletal, integumentary, hematopoietic and endocrine systems. The epidemiology, etiology, natural history, diagnosis, treatment strategies, sequelae and prognosis are discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective and accurate oral and written communication skills using appropriate terminology for the malignant disease specified.
  • Apply basic oncologic pathology principles to specific malignant disease.
  • State all major tumor classifications.
  • Apply staging principles to clinical example.
  • Describe the following for each major malignant neoplasms of the genitourinary, lymphoreticular, musculoskeletal, integumentary, hematopoietic and endocrine systems: a. anatomy b. epidemiology c. etiology d. natural history e. clinical prevention f. patterns of spread g. lymphatic involvement h. work-up i. staging j. treatment options k. radiation therapy techniques l. prognosis m. sequelae
  • Apply radiation therapy treatment principles to determine appropriate treatment parameters.