CaNCURE was established in 2014, with a $1.15M training grant from the NCI, to train undergraduate students at Northeastern University in research at the interface of nanotechnology, cancer biology, and medicine. The program provides a hands-on research experience and one-on-one mentoring by leading Boston researchers in cancer nanomedicine.
This program is a partnership between Northeastern University and the Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. Funding is provided by the National Cancer Institute (grant #R25CA174650-02). The program aims to encourage the next generation of scientists and clinicians to pursue a career in cancer research or cancer medicine.
Trainees perform full-time research for six months in the laboratory of a CaNCURE mentor. Specialized workshops, seminars, and other educational activities round out each trainee’s research experience. Key components of the CaNCURE program include:
- Mentoring by a world leader in cancer nanomedicine
- Hypothesis-driven research within an NCI-funded laboratory
- Problem-solving as part of a team with graduate students and post-docs
- Team-building through participation in lab meetings, CaNCURE orientation, & continuing education workshops
- Networking with invited guest speakers
- Presentation of research findings at local and national conferences
CaNCURE is a Northeastern University and Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center
partnership funded by the National Cancer Institute