PHYSIOPATHOLOGY OF NEOPLASIAS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To provide information required to understand the interaction between tumor and the host, the clinical consequences of this interaction, and the biological bases of antitumor therapies.
Course contents summary
Lectures will concern:
a) neoplastic cachexia
b) the paraneoplastic syndromes
c) hematologic and hemostatic alterations in malignancy
d) tumor immunology
e) the biological bases of antitumor therapy: chemotherapy
f) the biological bases of antitumor therapy: biological drugs
Kumar, Abbas , Fausto, Aster
Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease
8th ed., Saunders, 2009
Bibliographic references are given during the lectures.
Oral lessons will use visual support with images taken from textbooks and scientific literature. This material will be provided to the students at the end of the course.
Assessment methods and criteria