Accession Number : ADA297946

Title :   Predoctoral Training Program in Breast Cancer Research.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jun 94-31 May 95,

Corporate Author : VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Matrisian, Lynn M.

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Report Date : 30 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This training grant for 5 predoctoral students was designed to integrate students in diverse disciplines with a common interest in understanding breast cancer. The special features of this training grant was proposed to be a journal club designed to facilitate the exchange and discussion of current literature and research in breast cancer, the initiation of a yearly retreat to encourage interactions between breast cancer training grant participants, and the initiation of a special seminar series involving a guest speaker prominent in the field of breast cancer research. The Breast Cancer Training Grant has been successfully implemented and has supported 5 excellent students for the past year. Four abstracts, 3 publications, and a submitted manuscript related to breast cancer resulted from this support. The monthly journal clubs proved to be excellent opportunities to become acquainted with the breast cancer-related work performed by members of the group as well as in the literature. The opportunity to meet the visiting seminar speaker was judged a valuable experience. Support for attendance at a national meeting was administered in lieu of the retreat, and the Breast Cancer Program Retreat for 1995 is planned for September 9.

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL SERVICES, *MEDICAL RESEARCH, *MAMMARY GLANDS, SYMPOSIA, STUDENTS, TRAINING, SPEECH, CANCER.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE