CaNCURE was established in 2014, with a $1.15M training grant from the NCI, to train undergraduate students in research at the interface of nanotechnology, cancer biology, and medicine. The program provides a hands-on research experience and one-on-one mentoring by leading Boston researchers in cancer nanomedicine. This program is specifically designed for engineers and scientists with an interest in performing cancer or nanomedicine research.
Northeastern University is a world-leader in practice-oriented undergraduate education. CaNCURE combines NEU’s co-op model with the extensive research infrastructure at NEU and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center to create a training program specialized in cancer nanomedicine.
By providing trainees with a rich set of opportunities to develop scientific and professional skills, we hope to encourage the next generation of scientists and clinicians to pursue a career in cancer research or cancer medicine.