Accession Number : ADA442768

Title :   Breast Cancer Training Program

Descriptive Note : Final addendum


Personal Author(s) : Cowan, Kenneth H

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Report Date : Aug 2005

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : This addendum report presents the key accomplishments of a breast cancer training program. Task 1 was to develop and maintain a Breast Cancer Training Program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that would include numerous academic programs. The Breast Cancer Focus Group continues to meet monthly and the Student/Fellow Research Forum continues to meet weekly during the academic year. The 2005 Short Course in Cancer Biology was held May 16-18, and the internationally recognized visiting scientists for this course are listed in Table 1. The Eppley Institute continues to sponsor an outstanding seminar program with a strong emphasis on breast cancer. Task 2 was to recruit qualified students and fellows to the Breast Cancer Training Program and, through the laboratories of the training faculty, provide a stimulating, comprehensive and multidisciplinary training experience pertaining directly to breast cancer. Ten predoctoral and 15 postdoctoral trainees have been supported by this training grant during the 5 years of this award. Seven of the 10 predoctoral trainees and 10 of the 15 predoctoral fellows supported by the award have now completed their training at the Eppley Institute and have moved to postdoctoral positions in internationally recognized laboratories. Five of the 15 postdoctoral trainees supported by the award remain in training. A summary of the research of each fellow is presented. Task 3 was to maintain oversight of the Breast Cancer Training Program to ensure that all progress reports and communications were submitted as required and that the training faculty and trainees fulfilled their respective obligations to the program. All previous progress reports were submitted as required. All activities associated with the Breast Cancer Training Program, as described in the application, have been organized and will continue beyond the term of the award.


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE