ecancer e-learning 2017: A Year in Review

23 Jan 2018
ecancer e-learning 2017: A Year in Review

Over the past five years, ecancer has created a wide range of online e-learning resources which have been taken by discerning healthcare professionals in over 100 countries, informing and empowering them to provide the very best in patient care.

In 2017 ecancer worked in collaboration with a wide range of experts and organisations, including King’s College London, and the International Society of Geriatric Oncology. Together we have addressed gaps in educational needs such as geriatric cancer care and the effects of tobacco dependence.

All modules are part of ecancer’s mission to break down financial, geographical and language barriers to medical education. The funding for their creation comes from a mix of charitable donations and independent grants.

"As a non-profit, independent organisation which has been providing free resources to the oncology community for over ten years, I am particularly pleased with this year’s output of e-learning produced by the organisation.” says Prof Gordon McVie, ecancer’s founding editor.

“These materials have helped thousands of medical professionals from around the world improve their clinical practice and patient care. Our recent full accreditation status means that doctors can earn CME/AMA points as they learn with us."

Below are just some of the highlights of 2017.


Core Surgical Training:

Support your core surgical training with this comprehensive and engaging e-learning course. Designed to enhance the studies of postgraduate surgical trainees, this course offers an engaging, accessible way to consolidate your knowledge of surgery.

The course has been developed in partnership with Health Education South West and follows the core principles of the UK ISCP Curriculum syllabus.


Tobacco Dependence:

Over a billion people across the world use tobacco. Our online course equips healthcare professional/students with knowledge and tools to tackle the urgent medical condition that is tobacco dependence.

Developed in collaboration with King’s College London, the highly interactive content draws on the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention’s (ENSP) European smoking cessation guidelines, enhanced and expanded to include developments in the latest published evidence on smoking cessation.


Bone Complications (Osteonecrosis of the Jaw and Bone Metastases):

Improve your clinical practice in preventing and managing bone complications with two modules covering Bone Metastases and Osteonecrosis of the Jaw.

These e-learning modules are designed to support the clinical practice of oncologists, dentists and oral surgeons regarding these highly misunderstood complications. You will gain insight from the latest research on fundamental issues around ONJ and Bone Metastases including clinical presentation, prevention and management.



Improve the outcomes of patients with neutropenia and reduce the risk of infection with the most recent addition to the ecancer e-learning library for consultants and/or attending physicians.

ecancer has worked with various leading experts from around the world to produce a concise, up to date, best evidence resource for medical practitioners.


Management of Prostate Cancer, CLL and Oral Chemotherapy in Older Patients:

Support your clinical development in geriatric cancer care with our free, EACCME accredited e-learning. Developed in collaboration with the International Society of Geriatric Oncology(SIOG), our succinct and interactive e-learning modules cover the latest in SIOG Guidelines.


Thank you to all our learners in 2017!

Thank you for being a part of our community. We look forward to growing - and learning - with you in 2018. To start your e-learning journey, simply visit