Accession Number : ADA368255


Title :   Breast Cancer Research Training Grant


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 25 Sep 94-24 Mar 99


Corporate Author : BOSTON UNIV MA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE


Personal Author(s) : Rogers, Adrianne E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a368255.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1999


Pagination or Media Count : 123


Abstract : The purpose of the program is to train predoctoral students at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health (BUSM, BUSPH) in research into the etiology, prevention, detection, diagnosis and therapy of breast cancer using the most advanced knowledge and techniques available. In addition to providing training in the student's chosen discipline, the program ensures her or his education in other relevant disciplines. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary training in Pathology, Epidemiology, and Cell and Molecular Biology. The goal is that, upon completion of the degree in a particular discipline, trainees will be able to work and communicate effectively with other scientists in interdisciplinary approaches to breast cancer research. This is being accomplished through an interdepartmental curriculum, selection of research supervisors whose research is in breast cancer or highly relevant to breast cancer and participation in working groups and seminars. Eight trainees, two per year, have been selected on the basis of their GPA, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, interviews, and demonstrated ability in and commitment to research, particularly in breast cancer. All trainees complete a practical course in mammary carcinogenesis studies in rats or mice. Eight have completed their first-year or first two-year courses and are completing laboratory rotations or performing dissertation research; five have passed the qualifying examination. In addition to support from this grant, trainees are supported by tuition and stipend give by BUSM and BUSPH.


Descriptors :   *TRAINING , *BREAST CANCER , DETECTION , EDUCATION , STUDENTS , CLINICAL MEDICINE , ETIOLOGY , UNIVERSITIES , TRAINEES , MEDICAL RESEARCH , PUBLIC HEALTH , ROTATION , EPIDEMIOLOGY , MAMMARY GLANDS , ONCOGENESIS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE