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Pediatric Cancer Nanocourse

The goal of the Pediatric Cancer Nanocourse is to train members of the public to be informed liaisons between childhood cancer researchers and the community. Features of the annual course each August include:

  • a didactic overview of childhood cancer treatment, biology, pathology, and clinical trials
  • an introduction to the scientific research process: how research works, what barriers exist, and how to overcome challenges and make progress on rare childhood cancers
  • lectures on specific cancers nominated by the community (like you!)
  • daily mentorship and hands-on opportunities to shadow our research scientists in the laboratory
  • a self-selected group research project, with the opportunity to collaborate with fellow participants 
  • the opportunity to build a network of informed and empowered advocates who can drive the cure of rare cancers

Previous course members have had their findings published in peer-reviewed scientific literature. There is no cost to attend the course, but participants are required to cover their own travel, lodging, and meals.  Participants are expected to attend the entire Nanocourse period.  Attendance is limited each year to about 12-15 people.  


To learn more about participating and/or nominating a cancer topic, please contact Charles (