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National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute

Cancer Training Program

The Biochemistry of Growth Regulation and Oncogenesis training program at UC San Diego (NIH T32CA009523) is the single longest-running NCI training grant at UC San Diego. This training program, previously headed by Program Director Dr. Daniel Donoghue and now with Co-Director Dr. Jing Yang, provides funding to support four predoctoral and six postdoctoral scholars through 2019, when it will have completed 34 years of vital training for cancer investigators. During its past years of operation, this program has supported the advanced training of more than 200 predoctoral and 100 postdoctoral trainees.

The Cancer Training Grant draws its 32 training faculty from the School of Medicine (including the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Researchers), the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and the Department of Biological Sciences (including the Salk Institute). The interactions between these individual scientists, stimulated in part by the Moores Cancer Center, provide for a strong environment for successful cancer research and training.

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