Pre-Collegiate

Cancer Research Conference for Science Teachers

The UF Health Cancer Center will host its annual Cancer Research Conference for Science Teachers on July 16-17, 2024. This free two-day conference will take place at the UF Cancer/Genetics Research Complex and includes a reception at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. Participants will hear about leading-edge research at UF and connect with scientists, physicians and students to engage in a dialogue about community health and well-being.


Cancer Research Symposium for High School Students

Students from four local high schools attended the 2024 symposium. Three UF faculty members and three cancer research trainees presented their latest cancer research and shared insights about their varied career paths. Presentation topics spanned the molecular/cellular level to new cancer treatments, delving into eco-oncology, immunotherapy, cancer drug discovery, lung cancer genetics, the importance of data and implementation science.


Florida 4-H University — Cancer Discovery Workshop

The Florida 4-H University enables 14- to 18-year-old students to participate in educational workshops, explore career opportunities and lead community service activities. Each summer, graduate students in the cancer center provide Discovery Workshops for high school students from the 4-H program. Students learn about cancer research, from the gene level to the protein level, including oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Students also participate in a hands-on DNA-extraction experiment.

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