Training and Education

Student Education: Undergraduate and Graduate

DF/HCC Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE)

The DF/HCC CURE Program introduces high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented populations to the world of cancer research in real research settings, to expand and extend their interest in basic, clinical, nursing and/or population science research. Students choose between a summer-only or two-year track. Read more

DF/HCC and University of Massachusetts Boston U54 Partnership

DF/HCC holds a U54 minority institution/cancer center partnership grant with the University of Massachusetts Boston. This grant allows for collaboration on research aimed at addressing issues of cancer health disparities in underserved populations. Through research programs in the areas of basic science, population science, nursing research, student and investigator education and community outreach, the partnership improves research, training, and outreach opportunities for under-represented minority (URM) students, fellows, and scientists and develops information and resources toward closing the cancer health disparities gap. Read more

DF/HCC and Northeastern Partnership: CaNCURE

DF/HCC has partnered with Northeastern University to offer the first undergraduate program in Cancer Nanomedicine, CaNCURE. Trainees will perform full-time research for six months in the laboratory of a CaNCURE mentor. Specialized workshops, seminars, and continuing education activities round out each trainee’s research experience. Read more

DF/HCC and Harvard Medical School: Concentration in Cancer Biology

Cancer Biology is an area of concentration within the Biological and Biomedical Sciences graduate training program at Harvard Medical School (HMS). In collaboration with DF/HCC, the program provides advanced training and an integrated community for those students interested in pursuing cancer-related research. Read more