The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH.
The Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio conducts Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training to increase diversity in Latino health disparities and cancer research by encouraging Latino/Hispanic master’s-level students and master’s trained health professionals to pursue a doctoral degree and a career in research.
We have all been touched by this terrible illness. According to the American Cancer Society more than a half-million people die annually of cancer in the US. In Puerto Rico, the mortality rate is 5,000 patients per year, with a 2% increase each year.
Cancer results from uncontrollable cell proliferation, which leads to the formation of malignant tumors in different parts of the body. These tumors affect the physiological function of tissues and organs and are the target of cancer treatment.