Micro-course: Cancer and Ageing - The facts, care models and policies

Monday 7 November 2022 to Tuesday 6 December 2022

Cancer and Ageing - The facts, care models and policies

Course description

Virtually every region and country in the world is experiencing an epidemiological transition characterised by increasing life expectancy and population ageing. Preparing for population ageing through the creation of strong and resilient health systems that can provide care which includes geriatric principles is essential to ensure future progress and development. 

Dr Enrique Soto, Researcher in Medical Sciences, Department of Geriatrics, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán

This course is led by Dr Enrique Soto-Pérez-de-Celis, a geriatric oncologist and researcher in the Department of Geriatrics at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán in Mexico City.

Listen to Dr Soto-Pérez-de-Celis speaking about why caring for older adults with cancer is a topic that concerns everyone, in UICC's "Let's Talk Cancer" podcast. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

The course opened my eyes and allowed me to think outside the box. It will definitely improve the way I care for the elderly cancer patients. 

Micro-course participant 2022

  1. Utilize geriatric screening tools to determine which older patients should be assessed by a geriatrician before starting cancer treatment
  2. Understand the various models of care in geriatric oncology and determine the most appropriate model for their center
  3. Assess patient preferences among older adults with cancer and incorporate them into shared decision-making

Course delivery

This micro-course will cover 5 key topics related to cancer and ageing for cancer professionals and policy makers who wish to learn about the latest policies and evidence based-research on cancer care for ageing populations.

This course has increased my awareness on the prejudice and discrimination towards older adults. I appreciate the micro course format because information is presented in a concise and understandable manner.

Micro-course participant 2022

Each topic will be presented to learners during a 10-15 minute webinar and additional resources will be available for those who want to study the topic in more detail. In addition to the recorded content, there will be live sessions featuring experts in the field where participants will have the opportunity to connect and learn from each other.

Target audience

The course will be particularly valuable for individuals working in the following organisational settings:

  • Cancer care providers (physicians, nurses, other allied health practitioners)

  • Ministries of Health and policy makers

This course will be delivered exclusively in English.

Thanks to support from Sanofi, this micro-course will be open also to non-members.


Applications for this course are now closed.

This micro-course is supported by


Event Information

Capacity Building Team
Virtual -
UICC Member
This event is under the auspices of UICC
Geriatric oncology
Last update: 
Thursday 8 December 2022