Training the next generation of cancer researchers

Medical School Curriculum Committee

Committee Chair
Bryan G. Allen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Free Radical and Radiation Biology Graduate Program
University of Iowa – Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Iowa City, Iowa
TEL 319-353-8836


Case Based Learning (CBL) is a learning tool that allows medical students to work through a patient case as a team and apply their medical knowledge.

CBL cases present a series of questions including clinical scenarios and ethical situations that the students devise solutions for under the guidance of mentorship.   An example non-small cell lung cancer CBL is provided below.  The case is designed to be reviewed over a period of four sessions. Please feel free to utilize and/or adapt the attached cancer CBL as needed


Case-Based Learning: Lung Cancer Case PDF (2018)





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