Cutting-edge technologies, like next-generation-sequencing (NGS), combined with the development of targeted therapies are now revolutionizing clinical practice, bringing new complexity to the field of oncology.

First of its kind in Switzerland, the CAS is organized jointly by the University Hospital of Basel, the University Hospital of Lausanne, and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. It focuses on the methodologies used to generate, analyze and interpret patients’ molecular profiles, also touching upon the associated technical, regulatory and ethical challenges.

The CAS in Personalized Molecular Oncology aims at providing a comprehensive and integrative view of the field, by covering all the aspects involved along the pipeline: (i) tumor biology and genetics, (ii) molecular pathology, (iii) clinical bioinformatics, and (iv) clinical oncology.

As an important outcome, it aims at establishing a common language between the wide range of professionals involved in the personalized oncology process, from biologists, bioinformaticians, pathologists to clinicians, enabling an efficient and better informed use of e.g. genomic data for both routine clinical practice and clinical research. Moreover, it should empower professionals to develop a vision for their own institution, by critically evaluating the potential benefits and limitations of current and future developments in personalized oncology.


Target audience / Terms of admission:

  • The CAS targets an interdisciplinary audience of professionals involved in personalized molecular oncology, including laboratory managers, biologists, bioinformaticians, pathologists, geneticists, clinicians and pharmaceutical company employees.
  • Applicants are expected to hold a university degree (MSc or MD degree), and will be selected on the basis of their CV and demonstrated interest or experience in personalized oncology.
  • The course will be taught entirely in English, and homework assignments should be completed in English as well. Hence, a good command of both oral and written English is necessary to attend the CAS.
  • November 1, 2023 @ 12:00 am
  • October 31, 2024
  • Basel
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