Combined M.D./Ph.D. and Ph.D. Training Program in Breast Cancer Prevention
Annual rept. 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2000
GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC MEDICAL CENTER
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The goal of this training program is to dramatically extend our existing, highly successful Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program in Tumor Biology with a new track which integrates genetics, molecular epidemiology, and prevention of breast cancer. This new track offers both MDPhD and PhD training opportunities, and integrates new faculty from the Lombardi Cancer Center Programs in Cancer Prevention and Control, and Cancer Genetics. The program is enriched by new courses, as well as practical research experience. This new programmatic initiative makes use of the existing organizational structure of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program in Tumor Biology and incorporates a multi-disciplinary faculty who are devoted to research and education in breast cancer. We have enrolled our first incoming class of two PhD students and have recruited a second year incoming class of one MDPhD student and two PhD students. Additionally, new course components have been incorporated into the Breast Cancer Prevention track that focus on cancer genetics, cancer prevention, and epidemiology and cancer risk.
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