Training the next generation of cancer researchers


The Cancer Biology Training Consortium offers an annual institution membership January 1 through December 31.  Annual Membership Dues:  $750

Through your institution’s membership, all training program, training grant and cancer center faculty and staff, as well as trainees, have access to the latest in curricula development, training grant strategy and updates, and networking.  CABTRAC members are invited to attend the annual fall retreat, including one graduate student and one postdoctoral fellow per program, at a discounted member’s packaging price.

Benefits of CABTRAC membership include:

– Opportunity to shape the future of Cancer Biology training – including NCI supporting mechanisms
– Exchanging innovative program, curriculum and pedagogy ideas
– Access to collective data from members archived and shared through the CABTRAC website
– Networking with successful (T32) applicants
– Posting job openings through the CABTRAC website and social media sites
– Promoting your institution and program(s) to perspective students, including those of diverse and under-represented populations
– Invitation to attend the premiere cancer biology training conference in the U.S.

Benefits of attending the Retreat include:

– Hearing new/late-breaking ideas and information directly from NCI staff, including ideas of how to deal with those new issues
– Interactions and dynamic information exchange with NCI staff, including T32 workshops and sessions
– Small group and breakout sessions enable wide range of perspectives to be voiced
– Opportunities for collaboration and networking among people and institutions including would-be competitors

Benefits to graduate students and postdoc trainees who attend the Retreat include:

– Seeing the future of cancer biology and cancer research
– Gaining a broader vision of relevant career opportunities
– Seeing perspectives and practices from other institutions and programs
– Speed-mentoring with research faculty
– Networking with other trainees and faculty from over 50 other institutions
– Informal poster session with cash awards
– F award grantsmanship


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