Oncology 1:
Tumour Biology, Diagnostic and Treatment Options & Skin Tumours

15 - 19 May 2023 | TBA, China

General Overview

Cancer is a common disease in pets and one of the main causes of death. Over the past decade, our knowledge of cancer in animals has increased rapidly, and today several treatment options exist to treat canine and feline cancer patients.
“Oncology 1” will start with the diagnostic approach to the cancer patient, including cytology, biopsy taking, staging procedures and diagnostic imaging options (radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography…). Further, there will be a detailed discussion of common (surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy) treatment options. Management of side effects and safe handling of chemotherapeutic drugs will be explained. A major emphasis of the course will be on understanding how to approach a patient with cancer. There will be lots of interactive and case oriented work using a systematic approach to the cancer patient including recognizing symptoms, interpreting radiographic findings, choosing correct staging procedures and formulating a therapeutic plan.

ESAVS oncology is a comprehensive study program consisting of currently 5 one-week modules. Further, there are 2 additional stand-alone and/or intensive courses on specific topics available (Feline Oncology & Master Class in Medical Oncology (in planning)) that can also be attended alone and independently of the other 5 modules.


  • Basic tumour science
  • Diagnostics & staging
  • Cytology of skin tumours
  • Treatment options
  • Skin tumours, mammary tumours, anal sac tumours, bone tumours


All modules will be held in China, in English language with consecutive translation in Chinese.

CPD Hours: 40

ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 4 (+1 ECTS when completing the Distance Learning)

Tuition Fee: TBA

Course Language: English with consecutive translation in Chinese

Full Program (Click to Open)
Day 1

What is cancer? Cancer biology for clinicians
Basic tumour pathology
Lunch Break
Diagnostic approach to the cancer patient: Understanding tumour “staging”

Day 2
Principles and practice of chemotherapy
Principles and practice of radiation therapy
Lunch Break
Biopsies & tumour cytology: Getting started
Day 3

Principles of surgical oncology & reconstructive surgery: Taking biopsies
Lunch Break
Groups rotating (Day 3 & 4):
- Cytology Group I
- Osteosarcoma and other bone tumours including analgesia & Tumour of the digits

Day 4
Anal Sac and perineal tumours
Canine and feline soft-tissue sarcomas
Lunch Break
Groups rotating (Day 3 & 4):
- Cytology Group II
- CASES: Osteosarcoma and other bone tumours including analgesia & Tumour of the digits
Day 5

Canine mast cell tumours
Canine and feline mammary tumours
Lunch Break
CASES: Feline solar-induced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
Closing & Certificates


Course Masters

Dr. Jarno Schmidt


Hofheim, Germany

Dr. Jonathan Bray


Surry, UK

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