About this Course
An updated version of this course will be available in summer of 2018. 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.
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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2 hours to complete

Lung Cancer Overview

After reviewing this unit, the learner will understand basic principles regarding:...
Reading
5 videos (Total 76 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Lung Cancer: Risk Factors and Epidemiology9m
Lung Cancer Screening23m
Lung Cancer: Clinical Evaluation and Staging20m
Lung Cancer: Treatment Overview and Surveillance14m
Reading1 readings
Help us learn more about you!10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Lung Cancer Overview Quiz10m

2

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Differential Diagnosis and Diagnostic Work-up

After reviewing this unit, the learner will understand basic principles regarding:...
Reading
8 videos (Total 167 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Lung Cancer: When is Biopsy Indicated?17m
Lung Cancer: Methods of Biopsy31m
Recommendations for Management of Small, Incidental Solid Nodules11m
New Concepts in Pathologic Classification of Lung Adenocarcinomas21m
Subsolid Nodules: Imaging Features and Pathologic Correlates20m
Pathologic Classification of Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinomas (NSCLC)20m
FDG-PET Imaging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Pulmonary Nodules and Primary Lesions25m
Reading1 readings
Lecture Coming Soon1m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Quiz10m

3

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Staging

After reviewing this unit, the learner will understand basic principles regarding:...
Reading
9 videos (Total 114 min), 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Regional Lymph Node Staging Classification14m
Regional Lymph Node (N) and Distant Metastasis (M) Staging With CT Imaging12m
FDG-PET Imaging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Thoracic Lymph Nodes14m
PDF-PET Imaging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Metastatic Lesions11m
Image Directed Tissue Sampling For Lymph Node Staging in Lung Cancer, Part 1: Surgical Techniques12m
Image Directed Tissue Sampling For Lymph Node Staging in Lung Cancer, Part 2: Medical Techniques17m
Image Directed Tissue Sampling For Lymph Node Staging in Lung Cancer, Part 3: Image Guided Techniques7m
Image Directed Tissue Sampling For Lymph Node Staging in Lung Cancer, Part 4: Putting It All Together5m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Staging Quiz10m

4

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Tracheal Cancer: Therapeutics

After reviewing this unit, the learner will understand basic principles regarding:...
Reading
17 videos (Total 239 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video17 videos
Definitive Radiation Therapy For Stage I NSCLC13m
Definitive Radiation Therapy For Locally Advanced NSCLC21m
Palliative Radiation Therapy For Metastatic Lung Cancer17m
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) For Oligometastatic Lung Cancer10m
Adjuvant Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer15m
Combined Modality Therapy For Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer15m
Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy for Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer23m
Molecularly Targeted Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer24m
FDG-PET Imaging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Treatment Response Monitoring9m
Early Stage: Surgery - Lung Resection - Wedge, Segmentectomy, Lobectomy14m
Complex Lung Resection: Sleeve Lobectomy and Pneumonectomy8m
Thoracotomy Versus Minimally Invasive Approaches for Lung Cancer Resection11m
Palliative Surgery For Stage IV Lung Cancer - Tracheal and Pleural Disease9m
Chest Wall Resection16m
Metastasectomy of Cancer Spread to the Lung7m
Peri-Operative Evaluation and Fitness6m
Reading1 readings
Lectures Coming Soon1m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Therapeutics Quiz10m

5

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Small Cell Lung Cancer

After reviewing this unit, the learner will understand basic principles regarding:...
Reading
4 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Imaging of Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)11m
Small Cell Lung Cancer: Limited-Stage13m
Small Cell Lung Cancer: Extensive-Stage15m
Reading1 readings
Lecture Coming Soon1m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Small Cell Lung Cancer Quiz10m

6

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Esophageal Cancer

After reviewing this unit, the learner will understand basic principles regarding:...
Reading
16 videos (Total 216 min), 1 quiz
Video16 videos
Esophageal Cancer - Clinical Presentation and Staging10m
Esophageal Cancer - Treatment of Local/Regional Disease13m
Esophageal Cancer - Treatment of Metastatic Disease11m
CT Imaging of Esophageal Cancer7m
PET Imaging of Esophageal Cancer13m
Endoscopic T/N Staging and Management of Early Stage Esophageal Cancer - Part 111m
Endoscopic T/N Staging and Management of Early Stage Esophageal Cancer - Part 221m
Endoscopic T/N Staging and Management of Early Stage Esophageal Cancer - Part 318m
Endoscopic T/N Staging and Management of Early Stage Esophageal Cancer - Part 49m
Palliative Endoscopic Management of Dysphagia - Part 117m
Palliative Endoscopic Management of Dysphagia - Part 210m
Principles of Esophagectomy: Reviewing Different Approaches8m
Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE): What does it mean?8m
Surgery For Esophageal Cancer32m
Short-Term Complications After Esophagectomy9m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Esophageal Cancer Quiz10m

7

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Patient Support Issues

After reviewing this unit, the learner will understand basic principles regarding:...
Reading
7 videos (Total 99 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Psychological and Emotional Support of Patients, Part 2 - Anxiety and Depression18m
Psychological and Emotional Support of Patients, Part 3 - Treatment Options12m
Psychological and Emotional Support of Patients, Part 4 - Families7m
Pain Management for Patients With Thoracic Malignancies: Part 116m
Pain Management for Patients With Thoracic Malignancies: Part 217m
Nutrition Support in the Peri-Operative Period8m
Reading1 readings
Post-course Survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Patient Support Issues Quiz10m
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Top Reviews

By DDec 11th 2017

Fantastic course, very informative with great resources. Lectures were great and I would highly recommend this course to people interest in Thoracic Surgery!

By ATJul 20th 2017

A very comprehensive course on thoracic oncology, well structured presentations, useful quizzes. Would recommend for any medic interested in the subject.

Instructors

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Dr. Leslie Eisenbud Quint

Course Co-director, Professor of Radiology and Professor of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery
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Dr. Rishindra Reddy

Course Co-director, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery

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