With a rich legacy in scientific discovery, the University of Chicago is committed to training future leaders in cancer research and treatment. Under the leadership of M. Eileen Dolan, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Associate Director for Education, our summer research programs for high school and undergraduate students nurture the newest generation of cancer specialists. The Comprehensive Cancer Center also provides robust educational opportunities at the graduate and postdoctoral level, as well as professional development for faculty.

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Providing education for basic scientists and clinical investigators is a critical component of the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s mission to develop innovative ways to prevent and treat cancer. The following sections provide an overview of the many cancer education programs and resources that exist at the University of Chicago for learners of all levels, from high school to postgraduate.