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Yale T32 Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Training Program

The Yale Cancer Biology Training Program provides a unique cancer-focused training experience intended to spawn the next generation of cancer scientific leaders. Training covers the genetic and biological underpinnings of cancer, the pathway to development of new therapies based upon this knowledge, and the practical challenges in applying these new therapies in cancer clinics.

The goals of the program are to educate graduate students and postdoctoral trainees on practical clinical issues of oncology, and to prepare trainees to lead translational research on teams including basic scientists and clinicians.

For more information about the Yale Cancer Biology Training Program: David F. Stern, PhD

Yale Courses/Workshops

Each student's curriculum is tailored to match one's background and interests while at the same time providing essential Track-specific training. Most Tracks have recommended or required courses, but students can choose electives that are outside of these recommendations. It is quite normal to find students from many different Tracks sitting side-by-side in the same classes. Biological and Biomedical Sciences provides an extensive menu of graduate courses covering the full spectrum of research disciplines, and descriptions of our most recent course offerings.

YCC Trainee Colloquium

Yale Cancer Center (YCC) Annual YCC Trainee Colloquium is a forum for Yale trainees to highlight their research, exchange ideas, and initiate collaborations. We invite predoctoral MD, PhD, MD-PhD students, postdoctoral associates, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and clinical fellows engaging in cancer research and graduates of the Cancer Biology Training Program to submit abstracts describing their work each spring. The colloquium includes predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in the following four areas: 1) Basic Science Research and Bioinformatics, 2) Translational Research, 3) Clinical Research, 4) Population Science, Prevention and Outcomes Research. The Yale Cancer Center Education Committee reviews all abstracts and makes selections for oral presentations. Four Research Excellence Prize recipients will be selected from among the oral presentations. Winners will be announced during the colloquium and each awardee will receive an award certificate and an award of $250. Please contact Meina Wang, PhD for questions.

Yale Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Training Program

The objective of the Yale CPC Training Program is to provide Fellows with rigorous methodological and content-oriented training from a multidisciplinary perspective through research, coursework, mentorship, and other activities, so that Fellows are equipped with the tools necessary to establish and sustain careers as scientific investigators, contributing to advances in CPC. We select Fellows with interest, experience, and fit with at least one of the five thematic areas (noting that there is often overlap across these areas).

Yale Cancer Center-Advanced Training Program for Physician-scientists (YCC-ATPP)

The YCC-ATPP training program is led by principal investigators Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, and Lieping Chen, MD, PhD. This five-year grant provides salary and research funds for four 3rd year Hematology/Medical Oncology fellows who are strongly committed to be independent physician-scientists performing basic, translational, clinical, or outcomes research in a cancer-related field each year.

This program builds on the foundation of excellence established during clinical training in our Heme/MedOnc Fellowship Program. The goal of this training is to develop the skills necessary to function independently, including the ability to design, initiate, and complete research projects, and to effectively write grants and manuscripts. This T32 will firmly position Heme/MedOnc fellows as independent clinical, translational, or basic cancer research leaders of tomorrow.