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Training Program in Clinical Oncology Research

Program Overview:

The Clinical Oncology Research Training Program of the Lurie Cancer Center offers two years
of mentored laboratory research training to complement the training of fellows enrolled in the Feinberg School of Medicine's
fellowship programs in adult or pediatric hematology/oncology. Both a basic science faculty member and a clinician supervise
fellows selected into this NCI-funded program. The curriculum includes:

Program Directors:

Program Director: Steven T. Rosen, MD, Professor and Director, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Program Co-Director: Jonathan Licht, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Program Co-Director: Seth Corey, MD Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Administrative Director: Robin Leikin, PhD, Scientific Program Director, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

Participating Faculty Mentors:

Raymond Bergan, MD
Associate Professor
Prostate cancer cell metastasis
Seth Corey, MD
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Molecular mechanisms of hematopoiesis
John Crispino, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Normal and malignant blood cell development
Elizabeth Eklund, MD
Professor
Department of Medicine
Molecular mechanisms of hematopoiesis
Kathleen Green, PhD
Professor
Dept of Pathology
Cell adhesion molecules
Mary Hendrix, PhD
Professor and Director
Children's Memorial Research Center
Role of microenvironment in cancer
Hiroaki Kiyokawa, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Biological Chemistry
Cell cycle and carcinogenesis
Jonathan Licht, MD
Professor
Department of Medicine
Transcription factors & heme malignancies
Richard Longnecker, PhD
Professor
Department of Microbiology-Immunology
Biology of Epstein-Barr virus and cancer
Hidayatullah Munshi, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Tumor cell invasion and metastasis
Elizabeth Perlman, MD
Professor
Department of Pathology
Molecular classification of pediatric tumors
Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhDM
Professor
Department of Medicine
Signal transduction molecules
Paul Schumacker, PhD
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Response to hypoxia in cancer cells
Teresa Woodruff, PhD
Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Inhibin and ovarian cancer
Ming Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept of Molecular Pharm & Biological Chem
Molecular mechanisms of cancer metastasis
Debabrata (Debu) Chakravarti, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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