Accession Number : ADA323778

Title :   Breast Cancer Predoctoral Training Program.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jul 95-30 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : MOUNT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Aaronson, Stuart A.

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Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : With generous support provided by the USAMRMC award, the interdisciplinary predoctoral training program in breast cancer research continues in its second year to provide rigorous training to students in a flexible, individualized context. This year, six trainees (three PhD students and three MD/PhD students) were selected from the current pool of students who were training in an area relevant to breast cancer research. In order to enhance their training and to supplement the already substantial graduate school curriculum, a variety of activities that had been developed last year were continued and expanded. These include a Breast Study Group, a Signal Transduction seminar series, Cancer Center seminars, and a Molecular Oncogenesis Research Colloquium. A graduate level course, Topics in Cancer Biology, seeks to incorporate the basic science of cancer with its clinical perspective. In addition, a number of journal clubs facilitate increased student and faculty interaction while giving students an opportunity to study selected topics in depth and to practice oral presentations. Thus, this program has been effective both in challenging students to undertake rigorous study in cancer research and in stimulating faculty to develop innovative strategies to understand the molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis and to effectively intervene in the treatment of breast cancer.

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *TRAINING, *BREAST CANCER, STUDENTS, HUMANS, INTERACTIONS, CLINICAL MEDICINE, NEOPLASMS, SIGNALS, TRANSDUCERS, INSTRUCTORS, TRAINEES, MEDICAL RESEARCH, EPIDEMIOLOGY, MAMMARY GLANDS, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE