Registration for our 2016 Pediatric Cancer Nanocourse is now open!
Pediatric Cancer Nanocourse
August 8-12, 2016 | Portland, OR
The goal of the Pediatric Cancer Nanocourse is to train members of the public to act as informed liaisons between childhood cancer researchers and the community. Features of the course will include:
- A didactic overview of childhood cancer treatment, biology, pathology, and clinical trials
- An introduction to the scientific research process: how research works, what barriers exist, and how to overcome challenges and make progress on rare childhood cancers
- Lectures on Wilm’s tumor, alveolar soft parts sarcoma, high risk medulloblastoma and metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma
- Daily mentorship and hands-on opportunities to shadow our research scientists in the laboratory
- A self-selected group research project, with the opportunity to collaborate with fellow participants
- The opportunity to build network of informed and empowered advocates who can drive the cure of rare cancer
Previous course members have had their findings published in peer-reviewed scientific literature. There is no cost to attend the course, but participants are required to cover their own travel, lodging, and meals. Attendance is limited, so please register early to secure your participation.