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Master of Oncology - First year


Master of Oncology first year allows to acquire the bases in oncology allowing access to the three specialties of Master's degree 2nd year. Here are the details of the different Teaching Units (UE) of the first year of Master of oncology



       Head of Master of Oncology First year

           Responsible for foreign internship



→ First semester teaching units  (30 ECTS)



  • Oncogenesis mechanisms - part I - 6 ECTS

Teaching unit to review oncogenesis mechanisms including cell signaling, cell cycle alterations, repair mechanisms and apoptosis

                   ✉ Responsible for teaching unit : Ulrich VALCOURT (

                                                       and Caroline MOYRET-LALLE (  

                  ⊕ Time distribution : 50h lecture | 12h DG | 4h laboratory

                  ❝❞ Languages : French and English

                  ✎ Evaluation methods : Lecture : Written exam 3h | DG: Oral



  • Epigenetic, Stem cells and Cancer - 6 ECTS

Introduction to epigenetics mechanisms: DNA methylation, chromatin compaction, parental imprint concept. Studies of physiological stem cells and cancer stem cells in different tissues 

                  ✉ Responsible for teaching unit : Agnès BERNET (

                  ⊕ Time distribution : 40h Lecture | 10h DG

                  ❝❞ Languages : French and English

                  ✎ Evaluation methods : Lecture : Written Exam 3h | DG : Oral 



  •  Animal and Cellular Modeling of Cancer - 6 ECTS   

This teaching unit includes a week of practice to discover or review techniques in the research field. It continues with a theoretical and practical training of animal experimentation on the campus VetAgroSup in Marcy l'Étoile

                   ✉ Responsible for teaching unit : Hichem MERTANI (

                                                                         and Hubert LINCET (

                                                                         and  Thierry ROGER

                  ⊕ Time distribution : 13h lecture | 10h DG | 60h Laboratoy

                  ❝❞ Languages :  French

                  ✎ Evaluation methods : Lecture VetAgro : written exam 2h | Laboratory : continuous monitoring + oral 



  • Fundamental Immunology - 3 ECTS

The teaching unit provides students with a very solid foundation on the knowledge and function of the molecular and cellular actors of the immune system, as well as their organization in the body. Innate and acquired immune system actors, their structures, generations, developments, interactions and functions are detailed on the basis of updated fundamental knowledge. This unit aims to provide students with the fundamental immunology bases needed to eventually learn specialized applications of the role of the immune system, its characterization and its manipulation in physiopathological context. Course topics include inflammation, Toll-like receptors, NK cells, T and B cell receptor structure and function, major histocompatibility complex, antigen-presenting cells, effector / memory cells / regulators, lymphopoiesis, Fc receptors ...


                  ✉ Responsible for teaching unit : Mathias FAURE (

                  ⊕ Time distribution : 30h Lecture 

                   ❝❞ Languages :  French

                  ✎ Evaluation methods :  Lecture : written exam 2h



  • Immunology, virology and cancer - 3 ECTS

This teaching unit allows you to use your knowledge of fundamental immunology to understand the role of the immune system in cancer and immunotherapies. You will also acquire the basics in virology and study the effect of viruses on the development of cancer.

                  ✉ Responsible for teaching unit :  Julien MARIE (

                  ⊕ Time distribution : 32 h Lecture  /  3h DG

                  ❝❞ Languages : English (Mostly)

                  ✎ Evaluation methods :   DG : oral 0h30 (11%/ Coeff 0.5 )

                                                              Lecture : written exam - Virology foundations  1h (22%/Coeff 1)

                                                                      written exam and oral Immunology, Virology and Cancer

                                                                      3h20 (67%/Coeff 3)



  • Translational research and clinical research - 3 ECTS  

Stakeholders from the Léon Bérard Center, which offers an introduction to translational and clinical research

                   ✉ Responsible for teaching unit :  Oliver TREDAN (

                  ⊕ Time distribution : 20h Lecture| 10h DG 

                  ❝❞ Languages : French and english

                  ✎ Evaluation methods :  DG : Oral (100%) 



  • Epidemiology et biostatistics - 3 ECTS

During biostatistics teaching, the parametric and non-parametric tests classically used in biology are presented: comparison tests of means, proportions, variances, introduction to linear regression and survival analysis. The practical work allow students to become familiar with the R software.

              ✉ Responsible for teaching unit :  Claire BARDEL (biostatistiques -

                                                      and Christine LASSET (épidémiologie -

                  ⊕ Time distribution : 20h Lecture | 4h DG | 8h Laboratory

                  ❝❞ Languages :  French & English

                  ✎ Evaluation methods : Lecture : written exam 2h + DG : continuous monitoring



  • UE S2 : Social formation*

This teaching unit starts in Semester 1 but the notation is done only in semester 2. It is a professional training composed of two courses, the EAMP or Project Management.

  • Being and acting in a professional environment (EAMP) 

The student will follow a week of training during which he will acquire the tools to work on his personal project (personal assessment, learning CV writing techniques, cover letter, simulation of job interviews) and to prepare his achievement ( a day dedicated to verbal / nonverbal communication- listening). Throughout the year students will have to attend at least three conferences among those proposed by the SOIE (guidance service and insertion of students) under the Instants' Pro.

  • Project Management 

Voluntary students will be able to form a group and propose to carry out a project during the year. A form will be completed that will outline the project: purpose, possible funding, completion dates, names of participants (between 3 and 5 per project). Project proposals will be submitted to the teaching team at the beginning of the year (September). For the selected projects, the students will have to organize within the group to divide the tasks to be accomplished in the given time. Project management techniques will be addressed in practical exercise. Each project team is followed by a teacher who will follow the evolution of the project avoiding drifts and lost time. These sessions will be an opportunity to identify the place of each student within the group. Examples of Projects: crowdfunding and run organization, realization of a scientific seminar, Meeting with companies of the region, presentation of actions carried out in the context of preventive medicine.


                   ✉ Responsible for teaching unit :  Agnès BERNET (

                   ⊕ Time distribution :  EAMP :  20h DG | 40h Laboratory / Project Management : 4h30 DG

                   ❝❞ Languages : French

                   ✎ Evaluation methods : EAMP : Oral | Project Management : Oral and project charter





→ Second semester teaching units  (30 ECTS) 




  • Discovery internship in cancer research - 12 ECTS

Internship in a research laboratory in France or abroad but also internship opportunities in companies.

The Apogee code for internship agreements is : IPH1062M.


                  ✉ Responsible for teaching unit :  Joana FOMBONNE (

                                      and Oliver MEURETTE (

                    ✎ Evaluation methods : Internship Report (Like Scientific paper) | Oral (10 min + 10 questions) | Supervisor appreciation


  • Oncogenesis mechanism Part II - 3 ECTS

During these courses, students will study the cellular and tissue control of cell growth, including an approach to metabolism, nutrient availability and the different actors involved in cell growth.

                  ✉ Responsible for teaching unit : Arnaud VIGNERON (

                  ⊕ Time distribution : 26h Lecture | 4h DG

                  ❝❞ Languages : French

                  ✎ Evaluation methods : Lecture : written exam (70%) | Contineous monitoring : oral (30%)



  •  Social formation - 6 ECTS 

⚠ This teaching unit starts in Semester 1 but the notation is done only in semester 2. It is a professional training composed of two courses, the EAMP or Project Management.



  • Optional teaching unit - 6 ECTS


    • Environmental factors and carcinogenesis - 6 ECTS

Study of environmental, occupational and nutritional factors and exploration of associated molecular mechanisms. The teaching unit address the fundamentals between environment and cancer, the introduction to health / environment, the criteria of causality and classification of carcinogenic substances as well as the different methods for the environmental factors study.

                  ✉ Responsible for teaching unit :   Béatrice FERVERS (

                  ⊕ Time distribution : 44h Lecture | 16h DG

                  ❝❞ Languages :  French and english

                  ✎ Evaluation methods : Lecture : written exam (75%) | DG : oral (25%)


                    or 2 teaching units (3 ECTS) among :


  •  Health Economy and Cancer - 3 ECTS


                 ✉ Responsible for teaching unit :   Nora MOUMJID (

                                                           Carole Siani (

                                                             and Hans‐Martin SPATH (


                ⊕ Time distribution : 24h lecture | 6h DG 

                 ❝❞ Languages : French

                ✎ Evaluation methods : Lecture: written exam (66.67%) | DG : Oral (33.33%)


  • Metastasis, migration et TEM - 3 ECTS

Acquisition of the most recent concepts of the metastatic dissemination process, knowledge of colonization mechanisms at molecular and cellular levels, early detection method, notion of niche and dormancy and targeted therapies

                 ✉ Responsible for teaching unit :  Chantal Diaz (

                 ⊕ Time distribution : 20h Lecture | 10h DG 

                 ❝❞ Languages : French

                 ✎ Evaluation methods : Lecture : written exam (100%)


  • Think cancer in the light of the patient himself - 3 ECTS

Bring humanities and social sciences into the scientific training as a complement. Put into action the national guidelines of the CNIB. Contribute to a perspective of the Descartes epistemology from which science comes to understand its strengths and limitations

                  ✉ Responsible for teaching unit :  Romain PARENT  (

                  ⊕ Time distribution : 25 h DG

                  ❝❞ Languages :  French           

                  ✎ Evaluation methods : Dissertation (10 pages) deadline : june



    • European teaching unit, master of Biosciences



  • English - 3 ECTS 

Teaching that favors oral expression and group work. Cover Letter, Resume and maintenance simulation, vocabulary adapted to the world of business, simulation meeting ...

                 ✉ Responsible for teaching unit :   Hélène Warin (

                 ⊕ Time distribution :  DG

                 ❝❞ Languages : English

                  ✎ Evaluation methods : continuous monitoring (100%)