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Comprehensive Cancer Research Training Program

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The Stanford Cancer Institute’s (SCI) Comprehensive Cancer Research Training Program (CCRTP) is an annual immersive course that invites students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty to participate in a unique, comprehensive introduction to the vanguard of current cancer research. 

This ambitious curriculum features daily plenary sessions on general topics followed by half-day sessions on two scientific themes, each featuring three to four presentations. Numerous nationally and internationally renowned Stanford faculty present didactic lectures and discussions on current topics of basic, translational, and clinical cancer research.

Course Overview

The SCI has hosted its annual CCRTP course since September 2007. This educational initiative has been exceedingly well received.

The SCI invites undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral students (residents, clinical fellows, research fellows) and junior faculty members to attend CCRTP. In particular, trainees from the School of Medicine, School of Engineering and the School of Humanities and Sciences are encouraged to participate. The SCI will host this course Monday, September 18 - Wednesday, September 20, on Stanford's campus. 

Attendees can participate in a poster session to showcase their work. The deadline to submit your abstract is August 28.

This dynamic educational event features a plenary session on topics of general interest every morning followed by sessions on scientific themes with three presentations. The didactic lectures on current topics of basic, translational, clinical, and population science, are presented by nationally and internationally renowned faculty from Stanford University. Each didactic lecture is followed immediately by a discussion.


At the end of the event, the participants are asked to evaluate the presentations.  After the course, the directors will send to the participants a limited number of questions allowing summative evaluations of the course.  Participants are strongly encouraged to provide feedback to the course directors.

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