Accession Number : ADA337789

Title :   Predoctoral Training in Breast Cancer Biology and Therapy

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

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

Personal Author(s) : Lazo, John S.

PDF Url : ADA337789

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : Substantial improvements in the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer require the addition of new laboratory trained investigators. The objective of this predoctoral training program is to attract new investigators into the field of breast cancer research and to provide them with an interdisciplinary predoctoral training experience focused on this malignant disorder. The Program comprises a graduate faculty of 33, who are members of 12 departments at the University of Pittsburgh and are interested in breast cancer and graduate education. An infrastructure has been developed to allow graduate students entering any of the 7 Institutional Ph.D. granting programs to be selected for membership in this Predoctoral Training Program. The Predoctoral Training Program in Breast Cancer Biology and Therapy requires a core of 32 credits of formal course work, including participation in an ethics course, a weekly seminar/research in progress series and a newly constructed interdepartmental course on Breast Cancer Biology and Therapy. A minimum of 72 credits with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 must be obtained prior to graduation. Student retention and progress is monitored by the Breast Cancer Training Grant Executive Committee.

Descriptors :   *DETECTION, *PREVENTION, *BREAST CANCER, EDUCATION, BIOCHEMISTRY, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, PATHOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY, MEDICAL RESEARCH, GENETICS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY, MAMMARY GLANDS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE