Viral Oncology: Understanding Cancer Viruses

Unmasking the viral culprits: Unveiling the link between viruses and cancer.

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Online/ e-LMS
Live Industrial Course
3 Months


This program delves into the fascinating and evolving field of viral oncology. Through a combination of lectures, discussions, and case studies, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how viruses can hijack cellular processes and contribute to cancer initiation and progression.


To empower participants with a comprehensive understanding of cancer viruses, their role in tumorigenesis, and the emerging strategies for therapeutic intervention.

Program Objectives

  • Explore the diverse range of viruses implicated in human cancers.
  • Analyze the mechanisms by which viruses contribute to cancer development.
  • Discuss the current methods for diagnosing and monitoring viral-associated cancers.
  • Evaluate the potential of antiviral therapies and vaccines in cancer prevention and treatment.
  • Explore the burgeoning field of oncolytic virotherapy and its applications.
  • Identify the ethical considerations surrounding the use of viruses in cancer therapy.

Program Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Viral Oncology
Week 1: Understanding Cancer Viruses

  • Overview of the history of viral oncology and its significance.
  • Introduction to oncogenic viruses and their role in cancer development.
  • Basic concepts of viral oncology, including key terminology and mechanisms.

Week 2: Key Concepts in Virology and Oncology

  • Detailed exploration of virus biology and cancer cell interactions.
  • Study of how viral mechanisms contribute to cancer cell transformation.
  • Examination of fundamental concepts in virology and oncology through interactive diagrams.

Module 2: Major Oncogenic Viruses
Week 3: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer

  • Pathogenesis of HPV and its link to cervical cancer development.
  • Review of global health impacts and success stories of the HPV vaccine.
  • Analysis of screening data to understand trends and effectiveness of HPV prevention strategies.

Week 4: Hepatitis B and C Viruses and Liver Cancer

  • Overview of hepatocellular carcinoma and its association with hepatitis B and C viruses.
  • Simulation activities on liver cancer progression and viral interaction dynamics.
  • Study of hepatitis viruses’ epidemiology and their role in liver cancer.

Week 5: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and Associated Cancers

  • Examination of EBV and its relationship with lymphomas and other cancers.
  • Discussion on current research and developments regarding EBV vaccines.
  • Case studies on EBV, focusing on clinical presentations and epidemiology.

Module 3: Diagnosis and Therapeutic Strategies
Week 6: Diagnostic Tools for Viral-Induced Cancers

  • Overview of molecular diagnostics used in detecting viral-induced cancers.
  • Exploration of imaging techniques in the diagnosis of these cancers.
  • Virtual lab activities demonstrating the use of diagnostic tools in clinical settings.

Week 7: Current Treatments and Emerging Therapies

  • Study of how antiviral therapies are utilized in cancer treatment.
  • Discussion of current and emerging therapeutic approaches in treating viral-induced cancers.
  • Design of treatment plans for hypothetical scenarios involving viral oncology.

Module 4: Research Trends and Future Directions
Week 8: New Frontiers in Viral Oncology Research

  • Introduction to gene therapy and oncolytic viruses as innovative treatment options.
  • Exploration of future trends in viral oncology through an interactive timeline.
  • Study of potential innovations in the research and treatment of viral-induced cancers.

Week 9: Global Impact and Epidemiological Studies

  • Analysis of the epidemiology of viral cancers worldwide.
  • Group projects focused on analyzing epidemiological data related to viral-induced cancers.
  • Peer reviews and critiques of group projects, emphasizing data interpretation and presentation skills.

Participant’s Eligibility

  • Biotech, Pharma, and Life Sciences graduates
  • Post-graduates specializing in virology, oncology, or immunology
  • Academicians researching cancer viruses
  • Industry professionals seeking to advance their knowledge in viral oncology
  • Anyone interested in the role of viruses in cancer development

Program Outcomes

  • Acquire a critical understanding of the link between viruses and cancer.
  • Gain insights into the latest diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for viral-associated cancers.
  • Identify potential career paths within the field of viral oncology research.
  • Stay informed about the cutting-edge advancements in oncolytic virotherapy.

Fee Structure

Standard Fee:           INR 49,998           USD 1,300

Discounted Fee:       INR 24999             USD 650





Program Assessment

Certification to this program will be based on the evaluation of following assignment (s)/ examinations:

Exam Weightage
Mid Term Assignments 20 %
Final Online Exam 30 %
Project Report Submission (Includes Mandatory Paper Publication) 50 %

To study the printed/online course material, submit and clear, the mid term assignments, project work/research study (in completion of project work/research study, a final report must be submitted) and the online examination, you are allotted a 1-month period. You will be awarded a certificate, only after successful completion/ and clearance of all the aforesaid assignment(s) and examinations.

Program Deliverables

  • Access to e-LMS
  • Real Time Project for Dissertation
  • Project Guidance
  • Paper Publication Opportunity
  • Self Assessment
  • Final Examination
  • e-Certification
  • e-Marksheet

Future Career Prospects

Viral oncology is a rapidly growing field with the potential to revolutionize cancer treatment. Graduates of this program will be well-positioned to pursue rewarding careers in various sectors, including:

  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
  • Academic research institutions
  • Government agencies (e.g., NIH, NCI)
  • Contract research organizations (CROs)
  • Non-profit organizations focused on cancer research

Job Opportunities

  • Viral Oncology researcher
  • Cancer Virologist
  • Diagnostic Scientist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Drug discovery scientist
  • Bioinformatics analyst
  • Regulatory affairs specialist
  • Science Communicator

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