Cancer Center at Illinois
researcHStart

researcHStart

The researcHStart program is an 8-week cancer-focused research and career development experience for the most promising high school students from the Chicago and Champaign-Urbana areas. The research experience is the core of the program, which provides hands-on, full-time immersion into a cancer research environment under the supervision of an established, funded investigator.

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Cancer Scholars

Cancer Scholars Program

The Cancer Scholars Program provides unique and interdisciplinary student learning experiences and inspires education and deep scholarship through exposure to research and grand challenges early in undergraduate careers.

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C*Star

CSTAR Program

Cancer Scholars for Translational and Applied Research (CSTAR) is a collaborative endeavor, through Carle Foundation Hospital’s Cancer Center and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This graduate educational program fosters translational research and near-term benefits to the patients served in the community.

Proposals are currently not being accepted. Please check back with us in Spring 2018.

Tissue Microenvironment

TiME Program

The Tissue Microenvironment (TiMe) Training Program is university-wide training program for graduate students, supported by a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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PostDoctoral Fellow Program

PostDoctoral Fellow Program

Initiated in the spring of 2008 with funding from the Carle Foundation Hospital, the Beckman Institute Fellows Program provides an opportunity for a scientist to spend several years conducting independent, interdisciplinary, oncology-related translational research before launching her/his formal academic career.

Cancer Research Advocacy Group

Cancer Research Advocacy Group

The mission of the Cancer Research Advisory Group (CRAG) is to facilitate discussions among cancer survivors, cancer researchers, and clinicians treating cancer that will lead to better outcomes for all three groups. Survivor/advocate and clinician feedback can inform research, which in turn will produce new clinical trials, where more feedback from patients and clinicians can be produced to generate another iteration of the process. Please contact Drs. Erik Nelson or Zeynep Madak-Erdogan for more information about CRAG.