Training & Education

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The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center's (Case CCC) Office of Training, Education, and Research (OCTER)—coordinated by Mark Jackson, PhD, Associate Director for Training and Education—provides training and education opportunities for high schoolers to early career faculty members, preparing them for productive careers in cancer research and oncology healthcare, hastening scientific discovery, and developing future leaders.

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Trainee Associate Membership

Trainee Associate Members are eligible to apply for trainee awards and are invited to cancer center sponsored events. 

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Junior Faculty

The Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Program provides interdisciplinary training clinical oncology junior faculty physicians who are interested in pursuing academic research careers as physician-scientists. 

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Summer Training

Consider one of our summer training programs and spend your summer learning from world-class cancer researchers!

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Postdoctoral Training

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center manages two NCI-funded mentored research programs: Training in Computational Genomic Epidemiology of Cancer (CoGEC) and the Cancer Biology Training Grant.

Exceptional postdoctoral candidates are eligible to apply for the Postdoctoral Catalyst Fellowship, with a $10,000 annual stipend premium above current NIH stipend levels. 

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Youth Engaged in Science

The Youth Engaged in Science program supports educational opportunities for underrepresented minority middle and high school students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), along with their teachers and families. The program strives to engage students early on, spark their interest in cancer research, and give them the tools to successfully join the biomedical workforce.

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Where are we located?

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is located at Case Western Reserve University, just 5 miles east of downtown Cleveland.