Accession Number:

ADA297946

Title:

Predoctoral Training Program in Breast Cancer Research.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Jun 94-31 May 95,

Corporate Author:

VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This training grant for 5 predoctoral students was designed to integrate students in diverse disciplines with a common interest in understanding breast cancer. The special features of this training grant was proposed to be a journal club designed to facilitate the exchange and discussion of current literature and research in breast cancer, the initiation of a yearly retreat to encourage interactions between breast cancer training grant participants, and the initiation of a special seminar series involving a guest speaker prominent in the field of breast cancer research. The Breast Cancer Training Grant has been successfully implemented and has supported 5 excellent students for the past year. Four abstracts, 3 publications, and a submitted manuscript related to breast cancer resulted from this support. The monthly journal clubs proved to be excellent opportunities to become acquainted with the breast cancer-related work performed by members of the group as well as in the literature. The opportunity to meet the visiting seminar speaker was judged a valuable experience. Support for attendance at a national meeting was administered in lieu of the retreat, and the Breast Cancer Program Retreat for 1995 is planned for September 9.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE