Biological Basis of Cancer Therapy Part A: Pharmacology, Chemotherapy and Molecular Biology (FRCR 1)

The Cancer Studies Research Group based at The Christie School of Oncology and Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute play a major role in allowing specialist registrars in clinical and medical oncology to fulfil the academic side of their training.

This programme is run as a 5-day lecture series and includes examination practice sessions. Monday to Wednesday will focus on molecular biology and immunotherapy, and Thursday and Friday will cover pharmacology and chemotherapy.

Low-to-Middle-Income Country (LMIC) course fees are offered at a 50% reduction. Countries eligible for LMIC reduced rate can be found on The World Bank website.  Countries listed under the headings "Low-Income Economies" and Lower-Middle-Income Economies" will be considered.  

If you are currently living in an LMIC, please email attaching proof of employment from your current hospital/institute before booking and completing registration on Eventbrite.

The teaching is designed for trainee medical and clinical oncologists and incorporates the FRCR part 1 syllabus including candidates for the Royal College FRCR part 1 examinations.

The course covers FRCR part 1 examinations as part of the RCR syllabus.

  • Pharmacology and drug toxicity
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Angiogenesis
  • Immunotherapy and vaccines
  • Cancer genetics
  • Apoptosis
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • High dose chemotherapy
  • Exam practice sessions
  • Chemotherapy principles and drug resistance

Due to the ongoing uncertainty around the pandemic, this 5-day teaching programme will run over live-streamed Zoom. Zoom link details will be emailed to all candidates upon Eventbrite registration.

The lecture and exam practice sessions will be recorded and link to the recordings available to registered candidates until end of September 2023 in line with the RCR FRCR 1 Spring and Autumn 2023 examinations.

£700 (Full week course: Monday 7 to Friday 11 November 2022)

£420 (Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 November 2022 (Molecular biology)

£280 (Thursday 10 to Friday 11 November 2022 (Pharmacology, chemotherapy)

£150 (Attendance per day - please specify dates on Eventbrite registration)

Please note that the above prices do not include card processing fees if you book online.

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Last updated: September 2022