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Postdoctoral Training in Tumor Biology

Established in 1975, the Training Program in Tumor Biology provides a multi-disciplinary postdoctoral research training and educational experience in translational and basic aspects of tumor biology.  The Program emphasizes investigative research under the guidance and supervision of faculty members of the participating departments. 

In addition to intensive, mentored research training, which constitutes the central core of the Program, trainees:

The program funds eight trainees each year and entrance to the program is competitive.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent residency, have a Ph.D. or an M.D. degree, and be sponsored by a participating Stanford faculty member.  

Stipends are established according to the National Institutes of Health guidelines.  It is expected that trainees are committed to careers in research and teaching, with an emphasis on the cellular and molecular biology of neoplasia.

Information may be obtained by contacting Dr. Michael Cleary, Program Director, c/o Patty Winningham, Program Administrator, Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5324.  Phone - (650) 498-6134, email

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