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Published on November 19, 2018 | Updated on June 25, 2019

Master's in Cancer

LIFE SCIENCES / PROFESSIONALS IN CANCER RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING

© Eric Le Roux, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

© Eric Le Roux, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

This Master's degree aims to train future professionals in cancer research and engineering. The Biology of Cancer (BC) track enables students to develop skills in the biological mechanisms of cancer. The IT track enables students to develop skills in clinical research and animal oncology. And finally, the 3.0 track enables students to develop skills in the ethical analysis and management of digital patient data.

CURRICULUM 

The Master’s program offers three different tracks:
• Biology of cancer (BC);
• Therapeutic innovations in oncology (IT);
• Oncology 3.0: -omics approaches to individualized medicine (3.0).

 
First year Master’s

The first semester includes course units covering the biological mechanisms of cancer, immunology, biostatistics/bioinformatics, epidemiology, cancer models, clinical research. In the second semester, a flexible internship that enables students to go abroad for 6 months.


Second year BC Master’s

The third semester includes an internship worth 21 ECTS and a course unit covering scientific news. During the fourth semester, an internship worth 24 ECTS.


Second year IT Master’s

 
The third semester includes an internship worth 21 ECTS and a course unit worth 6 ECTS covering clinical research. The fourth semester includes an academic or industrial internship worth 24 ECTS, and a course unit covering translational research in spontaneous cancers in animals. 

Second year 3.0 Master’s

 
The third semester includes an omics and big data course unit, an ethics of big data course unit, a course unit covering the economic impact of big data, and a bibliographical research course unit. During the fourth semester, an internship worth 27 ECTS. The English course unit and optional course units are shared between the three tracks.
 


PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

 
For the first year of the Master’s program, completion of a degree in Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry or Biotechnologies. For the second year of the Master’s program, completion of the first year of a Master’s program or graduate studies in the field of Health, at VetAgro Sup or an engineering program.


LIST OF TEACHING UNITS

  • Environmental factors and carcinogenesis
  •  Europe EU
  •  Patient-oriented cancer studies
  •  Metastases, migration and EMT
  •  Economics of health and cancer
  •  Targeted cancer destruction
  •  Innovation and industrial property
  •  Pharmaceutical company strategy & MED technologies
  •  Drug Delivery System
  •  Targeted therapy, cancer and small molecules
  •  Biostatistics/Bioinformatics
  • Tissue & Cell Engineering