Training Program in the Molecular Basis of Breast Cancer Research
Annual summary 1 Aug 1999-31 Jul 2000
TEXAS UNIV HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SANANTONIO
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The objective of the program is to train highly qualified doctoral students in the genetic, cellular, and molecular basis of Breast Cancer. The training program, conducted within the Molecular Medicine Ph.D. Program, was administered by a select group of faculty whose research projects were intimately involved in breast cancer. An additional goal of the program was to promote synergistic interactions between the various laboratories engaged in breast cancer research. Breast cancer meetings, Molecular Medicine Distinguished Seminar Series were integral parts of the training program for students supported by the Breast Cancer Training Program. The major strengths of the program were the high quality of the Program faculty, and the interactive nature of the Breast Cancer research community in San Antonio. The program faculty, organized into three subprograms, encompassed scientists and physicians studying different aspects of breast cancer and cancer therapy, as well as fundamental mechanisms of DNA repair, cell growth and cell differentiation. key research accomplishments during the 1999-00 reporting period were 1 publication of 30 peer-reviewed articles by students in the program 2 two DOD BCRP pre-doctoral grants awarded to students in the program 3 the addition of five new highly qualified faculty and 4 four faculty awarded DOD BCRP Idea grants 5 five Ph.D. students supported by the program graduated.
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