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1 The Mediterranean School of Oncology 62 th course Hot Topics in Breast Cancer Chieti, November 11, 2009

2 Death from breast cancer in women years Death rate decreased of 24% from 1990 to 2000! N Engl J Med 353: , 2005 Advancing technologies and new drugs have cut cancer deaths

3 Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Bio-Oncologia The Mediterranean School of Oncology An educational program of:

4 Bologna Chieti-Pescara Ferrara CatanzaroPalermo Roma La Sapienza Napoli Federico II Perugia Ancona Teramo LAquila A Consortium of 15 Italian Universities Foggia Messina Milano Campus Biomedico (Firenze)

5 Two classes: 1. Italian residents 2. Foreign students (in English); All courses are accredited for ECM by Ministero della Salute, Italy or/and by ESMO

6 Courses/year Students/year By December 2008: 58 courses >3500 students

7 Italy Lithuania Jordan USA Iran Egypt France Spain Iraq Bosnia Israel Russia Polland Students by country >3000 Belgium Germany Turkey

8 Molecular pathology & cancer genetics Onco-hemathology Medical oncology Radiation oncology Epidemiology/ biostatistics & clinical trials Cancer prevention & early diagnosis ….. A large spectrum of cancer-related disciplines is covered, including:

9 Postgraduate courses; Training courses for health professionals not frequently dealing with cancer patients; Special topics for oncology nurses; Master classes (residential, 2-weeks, with practical workshops) ( Coming soon) Educational program

10 Scholarships Available to candidates <30 years of age. To apply for a scholarship: a brief curriculum vitae; a letter of presentation from an authorised officer at the institute of affiliation. For information: www. mso.cinbo.org New 2009 Joint MSO-Pezcoller Foundation Fellowships* *Eligible applicants should be MD Graduates of country of middle-low income (Albania,Egypt,Algeria,Jordan,Macedonia,Marocco,Tunisia: World Bank score, 2008)

11 Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Bio-Oncologia A MSO/CINBOs pilot project The Formazione a Distanza in Oncologia (FADO) Program

12 FADO Program Designed to build/enhance professional knowledge, skills, and leadership in oncology and related disciplines through distance/online education & training. Teaching is made via satellite technology.

13 Target audience 1. Residents in medical oncology; 2. Ph.D. students (Dottorato di Ricerca) in oncology and related disciplines

14 FADO – Partners Technologies & services: Organization & management: * In collaboration with CIISO (Consorzio Interuniversitario Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dellOncologia) *

15 A MSO/CINBOs project The Mediterranean Task Force for Cancer Control (MTCC)

16 courses videoconferences; lectures-seminars-lessons; provide a forum among CINBO member Universities and selected medical Institutions An innovative project to: raise awareness about cancer prevention and early detection within the mediterranean area

17 Algeria Croatia EgyptFranceGreece Italy JordanLebanon LybiaMorocco Portugal SyriaSloveniaSpainTunisiaTurkey Palestine Launching Meeting of the Mediterranean Task Force for Cancer Control (MTCC) February 2nd, 2007 Rome, Italy With the participation of delegates from: Albania


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