Clinical Problems in the Treatment of Breast Cancer and Solid Tumors (M-217)


Students will join members of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology and follow adult patients with specific neoplastic diseases with an emphasis on breast cancer. Students will participate in pretreatment evaluation, learn about paraneoplastic manifestations, choosing chemotherapeutic agents, Phase II and Phase III protocol studies, and post therapy evaluation procedures. Students will attend three to four outpatient sessions weekly and will be expected to assist in new patient and follow-up evaluations. Attendance at Medical Grand Rounds, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology Conferences, the Core Course in Adult Oncology, and the Combined Oncology Service Conferences is expected.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations



One module

Students per Module

Maximum of 1

Elective dates (students applying through VSAS should refer to calendar information there)

D (September 26 - October 21)
E (October 24 - November 18)
F (November 21 - December 16)
G (January 3 - January 27)
H (January 30 - February 24)
I (February 27 - March 24) (Closed to international students)
J (April 3 - April 28)
K (May 1 - May 26)
L (May 29 - June 23) (Students must receive permission to apply from the Medical Student Coordinator prior to submitting an application)