National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Educational Events & Programs

NCCN Academy for Excellence & Leadership in Oncology™
School of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Business

Cancer 101

Entry-Level Module or Experienced Module

This module can include customized disease-state training at an entry or experienced level.

This module provides an overview of clinical oncology and may include the following topics:

  • Main classifications of cancer, principles of oncogenesis, histology, diagnosis, grading and staging, predictive and prognostic factors, local and systemic treatment, and supportive care
  • Major diagnostic strategies and treatment modalities and their coordination in multidisciplinary care for optimal control of disease
  • The relative toxicity of a regimen that is tolerated in the context of therapeutic index, as related to the different goals of care at various intervals in the disease trajectory
  • The transition from active treatment to palliative care as a continuing process.