Harvesting of lung cancer tissue samples for bio-repository.
Poland (IFMSA-Poland) - Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk
Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery Department, Medical University of Gdansk.
Witold Rzyman MD, PhD
Tomasz Marjanski MD, PhD
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death due to malignancies. The progress in the treatment of lung cancer has been reached in recent years, due to molecular studies of lung cancer. Our Department is involved in harvesting samples of lung cancer tissues mainly for molecular and genetic studies. Moreover student will be encouraged to deal with the patients and assist full spectrum of thoracic surgical procedures.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the project is to present the issue of lung cancer diagnosis, staging and treatment as well as procedures of harvesting tissues for bio-repositorium.
What techniques and methods are used?
The students will personally take part in examining excised lung specimen in the operating room and plan the harvesting. After basic training the students will have the opportunity to harvest the samples and prepare them for long-term storing.
What is the role of the student?
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Participation and self-development.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Participating student should have a basic knowledge in surgical procedures - brushing of hands, behaving in the operating room. The student should participate in daily routine of the department and assist the operations. We work daily from Monday to Friday from 7.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Participation in night shifts is optional.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Student should have English language prove of negative MRSA smears from the fingers, nose, armpit and throat. White coat and hospital shoes are obligatory. We suggest bringing two sets of scrubs (colors not accepted: green). We encourage previous contact via Facebook. Please join the group of Departments Students Scientific Association called SKN Torakochirurgia GUMed.
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
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