Summer Program in Cancer Research (SPCR)

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
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The Science Park Summer Program in Cancer Research (SPCR) provides an authentic research experience for outstanding undergraduate students considering careers in biomedical research.

For ten weeks during the summer, SPCR students participate in hypothesis-driven, project-based investigations and attend a weekly lunch lecture series covering topics such as DNA structure and repair, epigenetics, stem cells, signal transduction and apoptosis, and emerging analytical techniques. Other activities include social events and tours of the MD Anderson Houston and Bastrop campuses. The program culminates in the SPCR Scientific Symposium, where interns give a 10-minute presentation describing their research results. It is not uncommon for students to make significant research contributions and to earn co-authorship on scientific abstracts and manuscripts. 

The 2019 program dates are June 3, 2019 through August 9, 2019.


1808 Park Road 1C
Smithville, TX 78957-5801
United States
Phone: 512-237-9425
Fax: 512-237-2444
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Program Deadline: 
Fri, 02/01/2019
Program Dates: 
Mon, 06/03/2019 - Fri, 08/09/2019
Work Week (hours): 
40 hours
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