University Diploma of Breast Diseases


November 2022 - June 2023


Strasbourg, France


3 weeks






The University of Strasbourg, France provides a postgraduate degree in Senology entitled “Breast Diseases” for Interns, Residents and Doctors involved in breast care. It includes a theoretical part and a practical formation.

Theoretical courses:

  • Breast and axillary anatomy.
  • Clinical examination.
  • Epidemiology of breast diseases.
  • Radiology: exams, technique, interpretation, and biopsy.
  • Breast MRI and radiologic intervention.
  • Histology of breast diseases.
  • Benign breast diseases.
  • Surgical treatment of benign diseases.
  • Breast cancer screening.
  • Basis in oncogeriatric.
  • Genetic oncology, role in breast cancer.
  • Tumors markers, understanding tumor biology.
  • Treatment and prevention of lymphedema.
  • Surgical approach to axillary lymph nodes.
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ.
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ.
  • Basis in radiotherapy, indications and techniques.
  • Natural history of breast cancer.
  • Chemotherapy, indications, mechanisms, and the future.
  • Hormonotherapy in breast cancer.
  • Molecular classification of breast cancer.
  • Oncoplastic surgery.
  • Interactive clinical cases.

Practical training:

  • Radiologic breast exams¬†
  • Breast surgical procedures.
  • Genetic oncology, role in breast cancer.
  • Treatment and prevention of lymphedema.
  • Conversation with patients and association.
  • Radiotherapy, indications and techniques.
  • Histology of breast diseases.
  • Oncoplastic surgery .
  • Clinical research in breast diseases.
  • Treatment medical education.
  • Breaking bad news, simulation scenarios.
  • ¬†Multidisciplinary meetings participation.

Three weeks are planned for 2022-2023 :

  • December 12-16, 2022
  • March 6-10, 2023
  • June 12-16, 2023

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