This application is a request for continued funding of T32 CA080621 at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, The Cancer Center is committed to promoting the highest caliber basic science and clinical science research. The Center has been supported by a support grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI P30 CA60553) since 1993 and also has received support for SPORES in Prostate Cancer (P50 90386) and Breast Cancer (P50 CA89018). The Cancer Center is dedicated to preparing the next generation of research scientists through education and training programs. The Training Program in Oncogenesis and Developmental Biology has been preparing predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees to work at the interface of cancer biology and developmental biology through laboratory research, formal course work and participation in seminars, journal clubs and group meetings. Trainees learn how the gene networks controlling embryonic development play a central role in tumor formation and progression. In three and one half years, the Training Program in Oncogenesis and Developmental Biology has successfully trained five predoctoral students and six postdoctoral fellows, and five trainees are currently being supported (the sixth recently received her own funding). Of the eleven who completed the training program, seven have continued on in postdoctoral training and one accepted a senior scientist position in industry. Three students are still in the process of completing their Ph.D. training at Northwestern University. All trainees have remained in the field of cancer biology. Based on our expectation that we will continue to attract the same numbers of highly qualified candidates to Northwestern University, we request funding for two predoctoral students and four postdoctoral fellows per year for a period of five years in the current application. This will enable us to continue focused training in Oncogenesis and Developmental Biology.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32CA080621-10
Application #
8307987
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Program Officer
Damico, Mark W
Project Start
2001-04-06
Project End
2014-08-31
Budget Start
2012-09-01
Budget End
2014-08-31
Support Year
10
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$281,374
Indirect Cost
$20,394
Name
Northwestern University at Chicago
Department
Internal Medicine/Medicine
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
005436803
City
Chicago
State
IL
Country
United States
Zip Code
60611
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