Mayo Clinical Oncology Research Training Program

Project: Research project

Project Details


APPLICANT'S DESCRIPTION: Cancer research, in the genome era, is undergoing a
dramatic and rapid metamorphosis. But the new discoveries in cancer biology
and genetics must be translated properly into cancer practice through sound
research. Unfortunately, academically prepared clinician investigators, to
conduct such research, are in short supply. The NCI's program announcement
PAR 99-077, "Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Program," is
designed to increase the number of medical doctors and doctorally degreed
oncology nurses to serve this clinical-translational interface.

Mayo Clinic is a highly respected center for medical training, research and
patient care. The Mayo environment has the key elements needed for an
outstanding training program in clinical-translational research: The Mayo
Clinic Cancer Center (MCCC), an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center,
has had continuous funding from NCI for over 25 years - the center is vital
and growing, experiencing a 250% increase in its NCI funding since 1994. It
is recognized that particularly for the quality of its clinical research,
clinical trials, and translational research; Mayo is world-renowned as a
center for medical training - its Graduate School of Medicine is the largest
residency training program in the world, teaching 1200 physicians each year in
over 100 specialties; and Mayo has an outstanding K30 program, delivering the
didactic elements necessary for clinical-translational research training.

With the proposed Mayo Clinical Oncology Research Training Program, we will
build upon our Comprehensive Cancer Center and K30 infrastructures to develop
a combined didactic-mentored training program in clinical and translational
cancer research. This proposed program represents the first cancer research
training program for clinicians at Mayo. We have brought together an
exceptional group of researchers and mentors, organized in already existing
multidisciplinary teams. Research plans for fellows can be designed in breast
cancer, GI cancer, genetics/family studies, hematology, neuro-oncology,
nicotine dependence, novel therapeutics, ovarian cancer, population
sciences/outcomes research, prostate cancer, and symptom control/QOL. With
this program, we will train clinician investigators who will have a solid
understanding of high quality clinical research, who can design and manage all
phases of clinical trials, and who can partner with basic, population and/or
behavioral scientists to translate discoveries into better medical care.
Effective start/end date9/25/016/30/21


  • National Cancer Institute: $757,020.00
  • National Cancer Institute: $780,398.00
  • National Cancer Institute: $810,000.00
  • National Cancer Institute: $897,597.00
  • National Cancer Institute: $924,979.00
  • National Cancer Institute: $1,134,000.00
  • National Cancer Institute: $746,756.00
  • National Cancer Institute: $1,124,848.00
  • National Cancer Institute: $899,782.00
  • National Cancer Institute: $791,954.00


  • Medicine(all)


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