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M. D. Anderson launches graduate program in cancer metastasis
Date:3/26/2009

preciate the clinical aspects of metastasis by visiting clinics and hearing physicians' perspectives on how the basic science issues worked on by students play out in the clinic," Gallick said.

Many institutions have established interdisciplinary research programs in cancer biology that include metastasis research. The organizers of the M. D. Anderson cancer metastasis program have tailored new courses and approaches to address unique requirements of metastasis research, providing students an unparalleled educational opportunity. The only similar program is offered jointly by the Universit de Lausanne in Switzerland in conjunction with the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

Top students admitted to the program will be designated I.J. Fidler Fellows in Metastasis Research. The awards honor Isaiah J. Fidler, D.V.M., Ph.D., director of M. D. Anderson's Cancer Metastasis Research Center and professor and former chair of the Department of Cancer Biology, a longstanding leader in research and translational programs in the area of metastasis whose pioneering work led to the recognition that metastasis is a separate discipline of cancer biology, providing the basis for this new program.


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Contact: Scott Merville
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713-792-0665
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
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