Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Biomedical Laboratory techniques
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Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
First Semester
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Lesson (12 hours)
Giudizio Finale

General Oncology. General principles of Oncology: benign and malignant tumors, tumor etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, environmental and genetic risk factors, diagnosis and staging, TNM system, neoplastic markers, performance status, prognosis, primary and palliative therapy, side effects of chemotherapy.

For each discussed disease, the following basic topics will be discussed: definition, epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, symptoms and signs, diagnosis and staging, prognosis, therapy.

Haematologic diseases: acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, chronic lymphoblastic leukemia, multiple myeloma, chronic Ph-negative myeloproliferative diseases, myelodysplasia, Hodgkin''s and non-Hodgkin''s lymphomas.

Gastro-enteric malignant neoplasms: oesophagus, stomach, colon-rectum, pancreas, liver. Liver metastases.

Malignant neoplasm of the breast and prostate.

Pulmonary malignant neoplasms: small cell and not small cell lung cancer

Neoplasms in other sites: oral cavity, cerebral, ovary, kidney, skin.

- Rugarli C . Medicina Interna Sistematica. Edra Masson (last edition)
- Longo DL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL Harrison''s Manual of Medicine. McGraw-Hill (last edition)


The course includes frontal lessons, all given by the lecturer of the course. Lessons are supported by PPT slide projection. If required by the students, the teacher can devote the first part of each lesson to clarification and insights on the topics discussed in the previous lessons. Students can also ask for clarifications on specific topics during the lesson.


He receives the students throughout the academic year by agreement with them

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