Thoracic Oncology

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About this course: Thoracic malignancies are major, global health problems. Lung cancer is the most common cancer and cause of cancer death in the world, with more than 1.5 million deaths per year. More Americans will die from lung cancer each year (approximately 159,480) than from colon, breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancer combined (approximately 158,630), the next most common causes of cancer death. Esophageal cancer is the 6th most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and the 4th most common cause in developing nations. This course will provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary introduction to state of the art approaches in the care of patients with thoracic malignancies, in…

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About this course: Thoracic malignancies are major, global health problems. Lung cancer is the most common cancer and cause of cancer death in the world, with more than 1.5 million deaths per year. More Americans will die from lung cancer each year (approximately 159,480) than from colon, breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancer combined (approximately 158,630), the next most common causes of cancer death. Esophageal cancer is the 6th most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and the 4th most common cause in developing nations. This course will provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary introduction to state of the art approaches in the care of patients with thoracic malignancies, including various types of lung cancers and esophageal cancers. Didactic material will cover epidemiology, screening and diagnosis, staging, imaging, radiation therapy, systemic therapy, surgery, psychiatry, and patient support topics. This is an on-demand course with integrated learning units that are focused on specific topics. Each unit contains several video lectures with interactive questions and is followed by a short quiz. Prerequisites: None required although basic medical training in some field related to thoracic oncology would be helpful.

Who is this class for: The target audience consists of health care practitioners in the fields of gastroenterology, medical oncology, pathology, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine, radiation oncology, radiology, and thoracic surgery. The course should be of interest to practicing physicians, doctors in training (e.g. senior medical students, residents, fellows), and other clinicians, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, etc. The core curriculum will give learners a base of knowledge and understanding to draw and build upon in their day to day clinical activities in thoracic cancer care.

Created by:  University of Michigan
  • Taught by:  Dr. Leslie Eisenbud Quint, Course Co-director, Professor of Radiology and Professor of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery

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  • Taught by:  Dr. Rishindra Reddy, Course Co-director, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery

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  • Taught by:  Thoracic Oncology team at the University of Michigan

Level Advanced Commitment 7 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.9 stars Average User Rating 4.9See what learners said Coursework

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WEEK 1


Lung Cancer Overview
After reviewing this unit, the learner will understand basic principles regarding:


5 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Reading: Help us learn more about you!
  2. Video: The Lung Cancer Problem
  3. Video: Lung Cancer: Risk Factors and Epidemiology
  4. Video: Lung Cancer Screening
  5. Video: Lung Cancer: Clinical Evaluation and Staging
  6. Video: Lung Cancer: Treatment Overview and Surveillance
  7. Discussion Prompt: 'Lung Cancer Overview' Discussion

Graded: Lung Cancer Overview Quiz

WEEK 2


Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Differential Diagnosis and Diagnostic Work-up
After reviewing this unit, the learner will understand basic principles regarding:


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  1. Video: Lung Nodules: Determining the Probability of Cancer From Clinical Criteria
  2. Video: Lung Cancer: When is Biopsy Indicated?
  3. Video: Lung Cancer: Methods of Biopsy
  4. Video: Recommendations for Management of Small, Incidental Solid Nodules
  5. Video: New Concepts in Pathologic Classification of Lung Adenocarcinomas
  6. Video: Subsolid Nodules: Imaging Features and Pathologic Correlates
  7. Video: Pathologic Classification of Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinomas (NSCLC)
  8. Video: FDG-PET Imaging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Pulmonary Nodules and Primary Lesions
  9. Discussion Prompt: 'Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Differential Diagnosis and Diagnostic Work-up' Discussion
  10. Reading: Lecture Coming Soon

Graded: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Quiz

WEEK 3


Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Staging
After reviewing this unit, the learner will understand basic principles regarding:


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  1. Video: Primary Tumor (T) Staging and Predicting Resectability with CT Imaging
  2. Video: Regional Lymph Node Staging Classification
  3. Video: Regional Lymph Node (N) and Distant Metastasis (M) Staging With CT Imaging
  4. Video: FDG-PET Imaging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Thoracic Lymph Nodes
  5. Video: PDF-PET Imaging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Metastatic Lesions
  6. Video: Image Directed Tissue Sampling For Lymph Node Staging in Lung Cancer, Part 1: Surgical Techniques
  7. Video: Image Directed Tissue Sampling For Lymph Node Staging in Lung Cancer, Part 2: Medical Techniques
  8. Video: Image Directed Tissue Sampling For Lymph Node Staging in Lung Cancer, Part 3: Image Guided Techniques
  9. Video: Image Directed Tissue Sampling For Lymph Node Staging in Lung Cancer, Part 4: Putting It All Together
  10. Discussion Prompt: 'Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Staging' Discussion

Graded: Staging Quiz

WEEK 4


Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Tracheal Cancer: Therapeutics
After reviewing this unit, the learner will understand basic principles regarding:


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  1. Video: Introduction to Radiation Therapy
  2. Video: Definitive Radiation Therapy For Stage I NSCLC
  3. Video: Definitive Radiation Therapy For Locally Advanced NSCLC
  4. Video: Palliative Radiation Therapy For Metastatic Lung Cancer
  5. Video: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) For Oligometastatic Lung Cancer
  6. Video: Adjuvant Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  7. Video: Combined Modality Therapy For Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  8. Video: Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy for Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  9. Video: Molecularly Targeted Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  10. Video: FDG-PET Imaging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Treatment Response Monitoring
  11. Video: Early Stage: Surgery - Lung Resection - Wedge, Segmentectomy, Lobectomy
  12. Video: Complex Lung Resection: Sleeve Lobectomy and Pneumonectomy
  13. Video: Thoracotomy Versus Minimally Invasive Approaches for Lung Cancer Resection
  14. Video: Palliative Surgery For Stage IV Lung Cancer - Tracheal and Pleural Disease
  15. Video: Chest Wall Resection
  16. Video: Metastasectomy of Cancer Spread to the Lung
  17. Video: Peri-Operative Evaluation and Fitness
  18. Discussion Prompt: 'Non-small Cell Lung Cancer and Tracheal Cancer: Therapeutics' Discussion
  19. Reading: Lectures Coming Soon

Graded: Therapeutics Quiz

WEEK 5


Small Cell Lung Cancer
After reviewing this unit, the learner will understand basic principles regarding:


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  1. Video: Small Cell Lung Cancer: Overview
  2. Video: Imaging of Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)
  3. Video: Small Cell Lung Cancer: Limited-Stage
  4. Video: Small Cell Lung Cancer: Extensive-Stage
  5. Discussion Prompt: 'Small Cell Lung Cancer' Discussion
  6. Reading: Lecture Coming Soon

Graded: Small Cell Lung Cancer Quiz

WEEK 6


Esophageal Cancer
After reviewing this unit, the learner will understand basic principles regarding:


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  1. Video: Esophageal Cancer - Epidemiology and Risk Factors
  2. Video: Esophageal Cancer - Clinical Presentation and Staging
  3. Video: Esophageal Cancer - Treatment of Local/Regional Disease
  4. Video: Esophageal Cancer - Treatment of Metastatic Disease
  5. Video: CT Imaging of Esophageal Cancer
  6. Video: PET Imaging of Esophageal Cancer
  7. Video: Endoscopic T/N Staging and Management of Early Stage Esophageal Cancer - Part 1
  8. Video: Endoscopic T/N Staging and Management of Early Stage Esophageal Cancer - Part 2
  9. Video: Endoscopic T/N Staging and Management of Early Stage Esophageal Cancer - Part 3
  10. Video: Endoscopic T/N Staging and Management of Early Stage Esophageal Cancer - Part 4
  11. Video: Palliative Endoscopic Management of Dysphagia - Part 1
  12. Video: Palliative Endoscopic Management of Dysphagia - Part 2
  13. Video: Principles of Esophagectomy: Reviewing Different Approaches
  14. Video: Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE): What does it mean?
  15. Video: Surgery For Esophageal Cancer
  16. Video: Short-Term Complications After Esophagectomy
  17. Discussion Prompt: 'Esophageal Cancer' Discussion

Graded: Esophageal Cancer Quiz

WEEK 7


Patient Support Issues
After reviewing this unit, the learner will understand basic principles regarding:


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  1. Video: Psychological and Emotional Support of Patients, Part 1 - Distress and Cancer: Why is it Important?
  2. Video: Psychological and Emotional Support of Patients, Part 2 - Anxiety and Depression
  3. Video: Psychological and Emotional Support of Patients, Part 3 - Treatment Options
  4. Video: Psychological and Emotional Support of Patients, Part 4 - Families
  5. Video: Pain Management for Patients With Thoracic Malignancies: Part 1
  6. Video: Pain Management for Patients With Thoracic Malignancies: Part 2
  7. Video: Nutrition Support in the Peri-Operative Period
  8. Discussion Prompt: 'Patient Support Issues' Discussion
  9. Reading: Post-course Survey

Graded: Patient Support Issues Quiz
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