Boston University’s 2nd Annual
INTRODUCTION TO CANCER CARE FOR ENGINEERS AND NATURAL SCIENTISTS
Two-Day Short Course
May 14 – 15, 2012
9 am – 5 pm
Short Course Objective: To educate engineers and physical scientists about the key concepts in clinical cancer care, including current controversies and areas of need. The ultimate goal of the course is to provide a basis of knowledge to inspire physical and engineering scientists to work together with cancer researchers and clinicians to advance our understanding of cancer and to develop diagnostic, therapeutic and imaging tools. No background in cancer biology is assumed; the course is appropriate for faculty members in physics, chemistry, or engineering departments, as well as graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
Please join us again this year even if you came in 2011, for our new speakers and topics!
Day 1 will introduce basic concepts and current approaches to cancer care, including: surgical oncology, chemotherapy and biologics, and radiation oncology.
Day 2 will cover specific tumor types, including breast cancer, gynecologic and urologic malignancies, esophageal cancer, skin cancer, and others, focusing on today’s major challenges and opportunities.
This workshop is co-sponsored by:
The Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology, The Clinical and Translational Science Institute, The Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, The Office of the Dean of the School of Medicine, and The Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research.
A full schedule and registration information will be available shortly. For questions regarding the short course, contact: Brenda Hugot at email@example.com.