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Diplôme d’Etudes Spécialisées en Oncologie Médicale


The specific training in medical oncology aims to:

  • acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to work independently under one's own responsibility or in a specialised hospital department in all areas of medical oncology
  • learn clinical oncology: prevention, clinical diagnosis, medical treatment and rehabilitation measures for all neoplastic diseases, palliative care and follow-up controls
  • acquire knowledge of the general basis of other disciplines of malignant tumour medicine
  • acquire knowledge of the legislative, regulatory and ethical framework surrounding the practice of medical oncology in Luxembourg
  • adapt the knowledge in the field of internal medicine to that of oncology
  • integrate the knowledge into a multidisciplinary approach by becoming familiar with other medical disciplines and by collaborating with other health professionals
  • correctly interpret scientific publications and reports in their field of specialisation
  • carry out research or development projects independently and thereby generate new knowledge, skills and attitudes
  • acquire the ability to independently initiate specific discussions to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of others in the scientific or professional field


  • tutorials in the form of theoretical courses
  • seminar: discussion of clinical cases, role-playing, practical workshops
  • simulation: learning of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • internship in acute hospitals: 1) Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL), 2) Hôpitaux Robert Schuman (HRS), 3) Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch (CHEM), 4) Centre Hospitalier du Nord (CHdN)), 5) in specialised services abroad if applicable
  • internship in a specialised department in the field of biomedical or clinical research
  • introduction to clinical research
  • implementing a scientific production