training program description

Goals and Objectives

* Ascertain the current state of breast cancer research
* Identify new directions in breast cancer research and treatment
* Learn to critically analyze primary literature
* Understand methodology used in cancer biology
* interdisciplinary

Program Components

BCDG Seminar Series: invited speakers
Understanding Breast Cancer: From Bench to the Bedside and Beyond
Upcoming Seminar: March 4 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - MRGN 121
Dr. Joseph Irudayaraj, Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University and member of the Purdue Center for Cancer Research
Seminar Title: Nanoparticles and Spectroscopy in Diagnostics

* Basic biology of breast cancer
* Translational biology: biomarker discovery and drug design
* Clinical intervention: detection, diagnosis, and treatment
* Life during and after cancer therapy: the "human" side of treatment and recovery
* Support and advocacy

On-Campus seminars: invited speakers

Journal Club: students/postdocs

Research presentations: students/postdocs

Understanding Breast Cancer (BIOL 59500)

Course goals and objectives:
* Ascertain the current state of breast cancer research
* Identify new directions in breast cancer research and treatment
* Learn to critically analyze primary literature
* Understand methodology used in cancer biology

Intended Audience: Undergraduate (junior or senior standing) or graduate students from all majors interested in cancer biology.

Course components:
* Weekly journal clubs
* Seminar (3 per semester) - invited speaker (1 seminar per semester) and Purdue faculty speakers (2 per semester)

For more information contact: Julia Kirshner - jkirshne@purdue.edu