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Eliminating barriers for advancing biomedical science

The Integrated Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at the University of Notre Dame is a cross-departmental PhD program for research and training in a range of fields in the biomedical sciences. Scientists across the campus, representing 55 different research groups, are organized into thematic Research and Training Clusters that offer students the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge biomedical research that transcends traditional departmental and disciplinary boundaries. Explore our program here, or download a brochure that describes the key aspects.

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World Cancer Day 2016

Author: Jenna Bilinski

Today, February 4th, is designated as World Cancer Day. A truly global event taking place every year on February 4th, uniting the world’s population in the fight against cancer. Join us in the fight. Read more...  Read More

Cancer too complex for a magic bullet: Resources to support research are needed, expert says

Author: William G. Gilroy

Sharon Stack

Thursday (Feb. 4) marks World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day was established by the Paris Charter adopted at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris on Feb. 4, 2000. The goals of the charter are the promotion of research to cure as well as prevent the disease, upgrades to the provided services to the patients, the sensitization of the common opinion and the mobilization of the global community against cancer.  Read More

Tissue Bank On the Rise

Author: Jenna Bilinski

During a massive snow storm a couple years ago I received a phone call about consenting a patient.  It was a young woman, newlywed, who just found out she had cancer. She was told that she had to have an immediate hysterectomy and that she would never be able to have children. It is times like these I return to my car and cry,” says Toni Page-Mayberry, Tissue Biorepository Consent Coordinator at the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), as she reflects on one of her most memorable patients. In this interview, Page-Mayberry describes her role at the Institute and what it means to donate to the tissue bank. Read More