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Cancer Research

Penn State Cancer Institute Mission

Penn State Cancer Institute seeks to discover, develop and disseminate scientific knowledge from basic, clinical and population-based investigations.  The Institute's mission is to enhance compassionate cancer care, cancer education, and innovative collaborative research, thereby decreasing the impact of cancer in central Pennsylvania and beyond. As part of this mission, the PSCI plays a vital role in training and educating the next generation of cancer research investigators, and in preparing trainees for sustaining careers in cancer research.

Through this RET-PSCI partnership, secondary school STEM teachers will have the opportunity to perform real-world research with a PSCI investigator. PSCI researchers are organized into three programs that encompass a broad range of topics and disciplines. Click here to explore PSCI Research Programs. Through CSATS, teachers will be matched with a PSCI faculty mentor, located at either Penn State's Hershey or University Park campus, according to the applicant's background experience and areas of interest.