A training program sponsored by the National Cancer Institute

Integrative Cancer Scholars is an innovative predoctoral fellows training program supported and peer-reviewed by the National Cancer Institute. Cancer Scholars are prepared for a career in cancer research mentored by a required team of basic science and clinical science experts. Scholars choose a lead mentor and mentor team from the mentor menu, representing nationally competitive basic and physician scientists. Trainees are expected to conduct cutting-edge research with new technology, present their work nationally and lead the next generation.

Integrative Cancer Scholars is an NIH National Cancer Institute funded T32 program for predoctoral fellows supported and peer-reviewed by the National Cancer Institute.  Our program is a unique experience that pairs each Scholar with a basic and physician scientist designed to interface current molecular and clinical cancer problems.  Our program is flexible, allowing Scholars to choose from 64 mentors that specialize in a broad range of cancer research areas including Genomic and Epigenetic Instability, Tumor Progression and Metastasis, Tumor Microenvironment, Tumor Immunology, Cancer Prevention and Control, Developmental Therapeutics and Clinical Trials, Cancer Pain, Early Cancer Detection and Imaging, Molecular Biomarkers, and Genetic Risk Factors.  By providing an integrated clinical research experience, career guidance, and multidisciplinary environment within the University of Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona, our goal is to produce the next generation of cancer researchers. Learn more about the different research areas below.

Each Scholar supported by the Integrative Cancer Scholar program includes membership in the American Association for Cancer Research and the opportunity to travel and present their work at a national meeting.  Scholars will participate in several career development and national networking opportunities, including hosting thought leaders in our Cancer Biology Seminar Series, acquiring new targeted skills by  educational workshops, and community engagement with oncologists and biotechnology experts. 

Each Scholar position is for a one year period, and is renewable for a second year by competitive application.  Supported Scholars apply for individual competitive predoctoral fellowships first year in the program, with input from the chosen mentors. 

All Scholars supported by the Integrative Cancer Scholars program must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Predoctoral applicants must be enrolled in the CBIO graduate program (PhD or MD/PhD program) at the University of Arizona. Students must have completed required courses and have advanced to candidacy. 

It is the policy of the University of Arizona to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.


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