Training Program in Breast Cancer Research
Annual summary rept. 1 Sep 2001-1 Sep 2002
CITY OF HOPE NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER DUARTE CA
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The objective of the City of Hope COH Breast Cancer Training Program is to develop a new generation of basic and clinical scientists trained to do research on breast cancer and its prevention. The Program will draw predoctoral trainees from the COH Graduate School and postdoctoral trainees from the basic sciences and clinical oncology disciplines at COH. Those who show a genuine interest in breast cancer research, as determined by a written application, are admitted into the Program. The overriding goal of the Breast Cancer Training Program is to provide outstanding training in the basic and translational science of cancer biology, with a special emphasis on breast cancer. Recognizing that cancer is a multi-faceted disease, trainees are required to work in laboratories that study the fundamentals of cancer biology and to develop research projects that focus on the special problem of breast cancer. Specific projects are approved by the Internal Advisory Committee, which includes experts in clinical research and basic science research, and leaders of the COH graduate school and clinical oncology training programs. hi addition to completing their standard graduate and postdoctoral education, trainees in the Breast Cancer Training Program take inter-disciplinary coursework in 1 the biology and pathology of breast cancer 2 breast cancer prevention and treatment 3 the ethical conduct of basic and clinical research 4 statistics as it relates to biological and cancer problems 5 genetic pre-disposition to breast cancer and genetic counseling and 6 quality of lifepain management of breast cancer patients.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research