Multidisciplinary management of colon cancer at SOLCA Cancer Institute-Cuenca
Ecuador (AEMPPI) - Universidad Estatal de Cuenca, Cuenca
Sociedad de Lucha Contra el Cáncer (SOLCA) cancer Institute-Cuenca, Ecuador Address: Av. Paraiso and San Agustin St. ZIP Code: 010107
Dr. Andres Andrade
Dr. Andres Andrade
Spanish and English
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Colon cancer is the fourth most common cancer all over the world. For this year, is estimated that 1 of every 10 cancer disease will be colon cancer. In Cuenca, colon cancer represents the sixth and ninth most common cancer in men and women respectively Due to the evolution of its treatment, this research project seeks to collect data from 25 years of work at SOLCA Cuenca cancer institute about colon cancer, retrospectively wants to know the beginnings and the evolution of that pathology and the multidisciplinary management. It will also allow as know our potentials and weaknesses in the management of colon cancer.
What is the aim of the project?
To identify the pros and cons of colon cancer management throughout 25 years of work at SOLCA Cuenca Cancer institute- It will be a multivariate analysis.
What techniques and methods are used?
This is a retrospective study that will collect Data from clinical histories of colon cancer patients who have been treated at SOLCA Cuenca Institute. The variables that will be analyzed are histology type(the most common to be expected is the sporadic adenocarcinoma), applied treatment(depending on the stage, the most common is the surgery with chemotherapy as adjuvant therapy), disease evolution, clinical stage (from stage 0 that is carcinoma in-situ to the four stages of invasive carcinoma) and complications. All this data will be collected and analyzed with the program SPSS 25.0. This study seeks the association between the treatment with the least amount of life complications and the best forecast.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Make a bibliographic review of colon cancer Collect and analyze data with “SPSS 25.0” program Variables description(histology type, applied treatment, disease evolution, clinical stage, complications) Do rounds with the doctor in charge of hospitalized colon Cancer patients, who are currently under treatment. So that the student could improve his/her knowledge about colon cancer in our country
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Yes, each tutor gives articles to the students to improve the understanding of the pathology.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a scientific report
- The student’s name will be mentioned in a future publication
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Basic knowledge in investigation and bioethics, management of Excel and investigation platforms like SPSS Subjects passed: Semiology, physiology, anatomy
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
- Vogel J; Eskicioglu C; Weiser M; Steele S; Feingold D. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Colon Cancer. Diseases of the colon and rectum [Internet]. 2017 [cited 30 July 2019];(10):999-1017. Available from: