The primary goal of the Cancer Biology Training Grant is to prepare predoctoral and postdoctoral participants for investigative careers in cancer research. The predoctoral training program provides a forum within the Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine for graduate training that emphasizes cancer research. Trainees will conduct their thesis research under the guidance of Cancer Center faculty in the PhD degree-granting programs of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Genetics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Biophysics. Predoctoral Trainees will participate in the Core Academic Program of the BSTP during the first year of training and then, during subsequent years of training, participate in didactic course work focused specifically on cancer research.
The postdoctoral training program integrates the training of basic scientists (PhD) under the direction of select Cancer Center faculty who bridge traditional departmental boundaries to apply multidisciplinary approaches to fundamental problems in oncology.