An Intensive Workshop on the Latest Developments in Molecular Biology Relevant to Clinical Oncologists Pursuing the Desire to Bridge the Gap as Physician-Scientists
22nd Annual AACR Aspen Workshop:
Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology
July 21-28, 2013
Snowmass Village, Colorado
Applications are no longer being accepted for this workshop. The application deadline was Monday, March 25.
William G. Kaelin Jr., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Suzanne L. Topalian, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD
Mark W. Geraci, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO
The goal of this workshop is to provide a substantive overview of the emerging role that molecular biology plays in the clinical world. The organizers are primarily seeking students who are motivated to build a career in translational cancer research, i.e., the exciting research front at the interface between basic research and clinical investigations.
Exciting new research on the molecular mechanisms that control cell growth and differentiation has resulted in rapid expansion of our understanding of the fundamental nature of cancer cells and has suggested valuable new approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. These advances in the applications of basic research findings to clinical cancer research and patient care have led to new therapeutic and prognostic tests, and promise even greater innovations in the future. The purpose of this workshop is to accelerate this process by increasing the clinical oncologist’s awareness and working knowledge of molecular biology concepts and techniques. Participants will benefit greatly from attending this workshop, because participants will be able to interact closely with experts in the field of molecular biology; discuss relevant literature in molecular biology; better design and implement experiments, especially those incorporating cutting-edge technology; communicate more effectively with their basic science colleagues; and apply the advances of molecular biology to the problems of clinical oncology based on the background and hands-on laboratory training received at this workshop.
Comments from previous attendees:
- The lab experiences were excellent and a unique opportunity. I am not aware of any other course of this type and level of excellence.
- This was an excellent workshop (molecular biology boot camp!) and I will carry the enthusiasm for science and general principles in clinical oncology with me as I pursue basic science research during fellowship.
- Wonderful course. Faculty office hours are an excellent feature.
- Overall, the Workshop was very useful. I learned to use a lot of the tools that are already available to me, but that have not previously been formally taught. I also learned about several tools available in industry and academics that I was previously unaware of. The instructors were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and approachable. I enjoyed the opportunity to network with the instructors and participants alike.
Supported by a generous grant from the National Cancer Institute. For further information, please contact Amy Baran, Ph.D., Program Administrator, at (215) 446-7192 or email@example.com.