06/15/15 - BOSTON, MA. - Rachel Fontana, S'16, a CaNCURE Cancer Nanomedicine co-op student speaks during the first annual Nanomedicine Day held in Dodge Hall at Northeastern University on June 15, 2015. The event featured talks and posters by CaNCURE co-op students, IGERT doctoral students, and other graduate students performing nanomedicine research at Northeastern. Staff Photo: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

CaNCURE student and mentor featured in Cooperative Education News

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 12:44 PM

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CaNCURE trainee Rachel Fontana, ’17, studied liquid biopsy technologies to detect cancer biomarkers in the blood during her co-op at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  She found that the co-op experience increased her appreciation for the time and dedication it takes to master skills in a scientific lab.  Rachel’s mentor, Mike Makrigiorgos, was very happy for the […]


CaNCURE students present career-defining research

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:10 PM

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Fifteen undergraduate CaNCURE trainees presented their co-op research at the 1st Annual CaNCURE Nanomedicine Day on June 15, 2015.  A total of 40 interactive, digital research posters were prepared by undergraduate and graduate students engaged in nanomedicine research. The event was resounding success, with over 100 students, faculty, and researchers attending to support CaNCURE and […]


Celebrating 10 years of Nanomedicine education!

Friday, May 29, 2015 7:57 PM

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In the past 10 years, Northeastern University has received over $7.6M to support education in Nanomedicine. Starting with NSF IGERT awards in 2005 and 2010, followed by an NCI R25 award in 2014, faculty at Northeastern University have built a robust education program to train both undergraduate and doctoral students in nanomedicine. Northeastern University will […]


CaNCURE trainee wins two research awards!

Friday, April 10, 2015 6:31 PM

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CaNCURE trainee Joseph Nneji was awarded two prizes at the 2015 Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo (RISE2015) hosted at Northeastern University. Joseph was awarded a Top Interdisciplinary Research Award and the Greatest Entrepreneurial Potential Award for his research contributions to the following two posters: “Longitudinal monitoring of nanoparticle accumulation in PC-3 tumors”and “Diagnosing neuropathy early […]


CaNCURE website goes live!

Monday, April 6, 2015 2:44 PM

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The CaNCURE website has officially launched from its new home:  The website features bios and research highlights of all our trainees and mentors, as well as descriptions of all the programming provided to-date.  Check back here regularly for new content including Events, which happen weekly!


Nanomedicine PhD training program reports unprecedented success!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 7:49 PM

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A recent report published by the leadership of the CaNCURE team, “Essential components of a successful doctoral program in nanomedicine“, attests to the ability of Northeastern University to provide education and training in nanomedicine. The IGERT Nanomedicine Science and Technology Program is a unique interdisciplinary graduate education program that combines experiential research, didactic learning, networking, […]


Info Session

Friday, January 9, 2015 12:51 PM

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Interested in learning how nanomedicine is used to detect and treat cancer? Want to get involved in developing new nanotechnologies for the clinic?  Come learn about how to get involved in the world’s first undergraduate program in cancer nanomedicine! We will host info sessions on February 11 and 18 in 325 Shillman Hall from 6-7pm. […]


CaNCURE awarded $1.15M!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:06 PM

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Northeastern University Professor Srinivas Sridhar has received a $1.15 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to implement a training program in cancer nanomedicine.   The cen­ter­piece of the new pro­gram, which is called “CaN­CURE: Cancer Nanomed­i­cine Co-​​ops for Under­grad­uate Research Expe­ri­ences,” is a unique part­ner­ship between North­eastern and the Ini­tia­tive to Elim­i­nate Cancer Dis­par­i­ties […]