Training Program in Breast Cancer Research at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Annual rept. 1 Sep 1999-31 Aug 2000
M D ANDERSON CANCER CENTER HOUSTON TX
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Under support from the US Army I DOD the training program in breast cancer research at MDACC has had a successful first year. The training grant has supported four predoctoral and four postdoctoral fellows two of these trainees were included in the program due to their outstanding qualifications, but are supported by funds from the BCRP at MDACC. Each trainee has made notable progress as evidenced by publications and presentations at national meetings. Significant strides have been made within the scope of the original specific aims in the following research areas 1 Therapeutic approaches for breast cancer through regulation of oncogene and tumor suppressor gene expression, and control of signal transduction, apoptosis, and DNA repair 2 Use of animals to understand the biology of breast cancer and to provide models for preclinical therapeutic and preventive studies 3 Novel preventive strategies for breast cancer 4 Population-based studies on breast cancer 5 Molecular diagnosticprognostic factors for breast cancer and 6 The basic biology of breast cancer. In addition to laboratory pursuits each trainee has participated in departmental group meetings, journal clubs, and retreats. The goal of the training program is to further the successful training of fellows who will develop research programs of their own which continue to tackle problems of breast cancer.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research