The TargetCancer Medical Student Research Fund at Harvard Medical School
With a $25,000 grant, TargetCancer created The TargetCancer Medical Student Research Fund at Harvard Medical School in 2011. This fellowship program funds the summer studies of two Harvard Medical students per year for three years. These fellowships are awarded to students interested in studying rare cancers, as well as new and innovative approaches to treating them.
This grant allows TargetCancer to support an elite group of medical students at one of the earliest points of their training, creating future leaders in rare cancer research.
The first two recipients of the fellowships spent their summers studying two important rare cancer research areas:
• Improved imaging techniques for better diagnosis and tracking of pancreatic and ovarian cancers
• Research into a specific cellular signaling pathway that is involved in ovarian cancer.
The next two fellowship recipients will be chosen in Spring of 2013, in support of studies undertaken in Summer 2013.