Monday, 7 November 2022 - 01:00 - Tuesday, 6 December 2022 - 01:00

Micro-course: Cancer and Ageing - The facts, care models and policies

Cancer and Ageing - The facts, care models and policies

Course description

Virtually every region and country in the world is experiencing an epidemiological transition characterised by increasing life expectancy and population ageing. Preparing for population ageing through the creation of strong and resilient health systems that can provide care which includes geriatric principles is essential to ensure future progress and development. 

Dr Enrique Soto, Researcher in Medical Sciences, Department of Geriatrics, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán

This course is led by Dr Enrique Soto-Pérez-de-Celis, a geriatric oncologist and researcher in the Department of Geriatrics at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán in Mexico City and a UICC Young Leader, cohort 2021-22.

Listen to Dr Soto-Pérez-de-Celis speaking about why caring for older adults with cancer is a topic that concerns everyone, in UICC's "Let's Talk Cancer" podcast. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  1. Utilise geriatric screening tools to determine which older patients should be assessed by a geriatrician before starting cancer treatment
  2. Understand the various models of care in geriatric oncology and determine the most appropriate model for their center
  3. Assess patient preferences among older adults with cancer and incorporate them into shared decision-making

Course delivery

This micro-course covers 5 key topics related to cancer and ageing for cancer professionals and policy makers who wish to learn about the latest policies and evidence based-research on cancer care for ageing populations.

Each topic is presented to learners during a 10-15 minute recorded webinar and additional resources are available for those who want to study the topic in more detail.

Target audience

The course is particularly valuable for individuals working in the following organisational settings:

  • Cancer care providers (physicians, nurses, other allied health practitioners)

  • Ministries of Health and policy makers

This course is delivered exclusively in English.

How to take part

Initially launched in September 2022 as a cohort-based course, this micro-course is now available to UICC members in a self-guided format on the UICC eLearning platform.

This micro-course is supported by 

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Event Information

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Date and time

Last update

Thursday 13 July 2023

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