As the result of sweeping technological changes, both cancer care and cancer research now generate large and complex data. Many of the opportunities and challenges we face as a cancer research community involve using these data to accelerate discovery and optimize implementation of cancer prevention and treatment approaches. More than ever, cancer research is a fertile area for quantitative sciences to exert a substantial impact on health.
The mission of the Training Grant in Quantitative Sciences for Cancer Research, now in its 34th year, is to provide trainees with a deep interdisciplinary experience that will enable them to contribute, through quantitative science skills, to progress in cancer research. The program draws upon a highly distinguished faculty, consisting of quantitative scientists, as well as experts in cancer research. It enables students to seamlessly participate in training and research activities across the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and other Harvard institutions.