Education providing education and training to students and investigators at various stages of their cancer research careers

The mission of the UF Health Cancer Center’s Cancer Training and Education Program (CTEP), led by Dr. Dietmar Siemann, is to serve as the university-wide center for cancer education and workforce enhancement. The CTEP provides education and training opportunities across the education continuum, from pre-collegiate to faculty, and includes programs that emphasize training of underrepresented minorities.


Dietmar W. Siemann, Ph.D. is the UF Health Cancer Center’s associate director for education and training and the John P. Cofrin Professor for Research in the department of radiation oncology.

Dr. Siemann’s research spans over 30 years of continuous funding from the National Cancer Institute. His research interests include the tumor microenvironment’s influence on treatment resistance of cancer to conventional anticancer therapies, and its critical role in malignant progression and dissemination of tumor cells; molecular targeting of critical signaling pathways; and the impact of aerobic exercise on tumor progression and cancer management.

Dr. Siemann is co-leader of the UF College of Medicine Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences Cancer Biology Concentration. He has served on the UF Graduate Council and UF Senate and was the recipient of the UF Health Cancer Center Mentoring Award and the College of Medicine Exemplary Teachers Award.  Dr. Siemann has mentored 39 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.






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Cancer Researchers on the Rise

Xzaviar Solone, M.S.

Xzaviar Solone, M.S., a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Cancer Biology Concentration, is the latest investigator featured in the UF Health Cancer Center’s Cancer Researchers on the Rise video series, which highlights young, promising cancer researchers at the University of Florida. His lung cancer research aims to understand the molecular regulation diving the association between LKB1 loss and onset of malignant aggressive behaviors.

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