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Post-Doctoral Training Grant In Cancer Survivorship


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Current trainees (L to R): Laurie Steffen, Alex Lucas, and Neha Goyal

 Post-Doctoral Training Program in Cancer Survivorship 

Funded by an R25T Training Grant from

the National Cancer Institute

The Post-Doctoral Training Program in Cancer Survivorship at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center prepares trainees to become independent research investigators in the field of cancer prevention and control, with a particular focus on cancer survivorship. The growing field of cancer survivorship research includes a broad range of areas such as health-related quality of life, lifestyle/behavior change, symptom management, access to treatment, health disparities, complementary and alternative interventions, late effects and clinical care.

Features of the Program 

This innovative, multifaceted postdoctoral program is highly tailored to the individual and provides support for 2-3 years.  Each trainee is matched with at least two mentors from different specialty areas in cancer survivorship.

The Program provides opportunities to: 

Work closely with senior faculty as part of multidisciplinary research teams to:

  • Develop and submit an NIH grant proposal reviewed by a mock study section
  • Receive specialized didactic and experiential training in diverse areas such as oncology, epidemiology, nutrition, cancer biology, behavioral oncology and genetics
  • Publish manuscripts using existing datasets and new projects
  • Obtain hands-on experience conducting research with cancer survivors
  • Gather pilot data for future research
  • Present research findings at scientific meetings
  • Take selected courses in or complete an optional Master of Science in Clinical & Population Translational Sciences
  • Collaborate on studies using various methodologies, including clinical trials, observational studies, large databases and qualitative research 

For more information about the training program contact Dr. Nancy Avis at

Last Updated: 08-22-2017
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