Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program: Translational Research Oncology Training Program

Pictured: Charles David & Brooke Sylvester Charles David and Brooke Sylvester are postdoctoral fellows in the Translational Research Oncology Training Program.

Translational cancer research is critically dependent on successful collaboration between outstanding clinicians and laboratory scientists who share common goals and language.  TROT will catalyze these interactions by exposing postdoctoral trainees in leading cancer research laboratories at MSKCC to the world of clinical translation. We are extremely excited about this new program.

– Charles Sawyers, MD, Program Director

The Translational Research Oncology Training Program (TROT) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers two-year training grants to postdoctoral fellows. The program provides early-career scientists with opportunities to work collaboratively with clinicians and scientists, and to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a research agenda that links basic science and clinical research.

Directed by Charles Sawyers, Chair of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, TROT offers a unique opportunity for trainees to build a solid foundation in the field of oncology research.  The goal of the program is to support the development of PhD scientists who possess both a sophisticated understanding of a discipline in basic science and the ability to translate their research ideas into meaningful clinical applications.

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