Georgetown University and Hampton University Prostate Cancer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
Technical Report,23 Sep 2016,22 Sep 2017
Georgetown University Washington United States
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The training program had two goals. The first was to integrate the students from Hampton University HU into the Prostate Cancer Center at Georgetown University through research, lectures, seminars, and clinical exposure. The second was to attract talented HU students into the graduate prostate cancer programs at GU and elsewhere. The training program was of two parts. Part I 8-12 weeks consisted of a mentored summer research experience at GU in a laboratory and didactic lectures and seminars. Attendance at clinical conferences relevant to prostate cancer allowed trainees to learn about prostate cancer patient diagnosis and treatment issues. Trainees participated in weekly graduate record exam study sessions for the GRE general and subject tests. At Hampton University, during the academic year, Part II consisted of an educational and research component to enhance prostate cancer research training of the students through participation in HU BIO408 Research Problems. Students from HU conducted research on the mechanism of action of novel drugs that sensitize prostate tumors to radiation treatment on the role of metals in the activation of the androgen receptor differences in protein signatures of prostate cancer cells from African and European Americans and Metabolomic profiles from cells derived from AA vs Caucasians that were treated with chemotherapeutic agents in vitro. All student trainees registered to take the GRE exam.
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