Research Training Program in Breast Cancer
Annual rept. 1 Jul 96-30 Jun 97
BAYLOR COLL OF MEDICINE HOUSTON TX
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The goat of this research training program is to produce highly qualified scientists for careers as independent investigators in the field of breast cancer. In the last 20 years, there has been a steady increase in the incidence of breast cancer. During the same period, there has been a fundamental revolution in the understanding of molecular and cell biological concepts related to cell growth, function and tumorigenesis. To utilize what has been learned and to continue future progress in the area of breast cancer requires the continued availability of well-trained, innovative and committed scientists. This program represents an interdepartmental training program involving thirteen investigators from six departments. Trainees are predoctoral fellows with backgrounds in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, molecular genetics and molecular virology. The training program provides trainees with additional foundation in carcinogenesis and breast cancer. In addition to the core curriculum taken by the predoctoral fellows in their respective academic departments, program enhancement is provided through trainees participation in a graduate course on Molecular Carcinogenesis, a Breast Cancer Seminar Series, and participation at national meetings, and local seminars. Six predoctoral trainees are currently enrolled in the training program.
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