STUDENT CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAM

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for medical
students and under-represented minority college students to acquire
cancer research training and experience, to motivate these students
to prepare for careers as cancer investigators, and to increase
their knowledge and understanding of the relationships between
research findings and the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The
medical student cancer research experience will be short-term
and/or long-term, the former consisting of a three-month summer
project and later consisting of a five-month senior project.
Fifteen medical students and four underrepresented minority college
students will be recruited annually into summer research. Five
medical students will be recruited annually into senior research
starting in Year 4 of the program. About 78 faculty in Einstein's
Cancer Research Center will be available to serve as research
mentors. Planning, development and monitoring of the program will
be under the aegis of a Student Cancer Research Committee with the
Program Director serving as Chairman. Cancer research projects
available to students are in the areas of immunooncology, viral
oncology, gene expression, receptor-mediated growth and
differentiation, membrane synthesis and structure, carcinogenesis
and chemotherapeutic agents, growth control in malignant cells, and
clinical oncology and epidemiology.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/1/908/31/99

Funding

  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Cancer Institute

ASJC

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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