Accession Number : ADA334427

Title :   Predoctoral Training in Breast Cancer Detection and Training.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Aug 96-31 Jul 97,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA

Personal Author(s) : Leigh, John S., Jr

PDF Url : ADA334427

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Ouft training program in breast cancer detection and treatment continues to provide an excellent opportunity to train research fellows who demonstrate an interest in pursuing clinical and technical work relating to breast cancer. Through the dual mentorship system that we have adopted, each of the four current trainees is assigned to both a clinical specialist and a theoretical or research specialist. These complementary yet distinct professional perspectives constitute an invaluable resource throughout the program. Trainees also attend related seminars and conferences as part of their training. Trainee research encompasses a broad range of theoretical disciplines genetics, biochemistry, electrical engineering, computer science, physiology, and tumor biology as well as clinical disciplines such as radiology, oncology, pathology, and radiation therapy. The University of Pennsylvania has developed a broadly-based graduate study program designed to apply theory to clinical practice in developing technology and procedures for the detection and treatment of disease. Throughout this year our work focused primarily upon improving methods of detecting breast cancer through magnetic resonance imaging of tissue, with significant attention paid to the characteristics of the disease at various stages. We have also Striven to build upon current general knowledge of the metabolic and genetic parameters of the disease.

Descriptors :   *BIOLOGICAL DETECTION, *TRAINEES, *BREAST CANCER, COMPUTERS, PARAMETERS, BIOCHEMISTRY, CLINICAL MEDICINE, DISEASES, NEOPLASMS, PATHOLOGY, MEDICAL RESEARCH, GENETICS, HISTOPATHOLOGY, LESIONS, RADIOTHERAPY, MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, MASTECTOMY.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE