Program Information

About the STARS21 Program

The overarching goal of STARS21 is to build research capacity in Canada in the realm of radiation medicine. We aim to address an unmet need for education in translational and transdisciplinary cancer research. To this end, STARS21 has been designed to provide graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents and clinical fellows the skills essential to conduct innovative translational and trans-disciplinary research in radiation medicine, as well as the leadership, communication and collaboration proficiencies necessary to define them as the future leaders of Canada’s scientific community. We aim to create a learning community that resembles the multidisciplinary nature of today’s team-based science, with a curriculum that incorporates workshops, group projects, career development, and a capstone Research Day.

The Radiation Medicine Research Training Program offers unique opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (post-PhD, or post-MD) in the areas related to:

  • Biology
  • Genomics
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Informatics
  • Health Policy
  • Medical Physics
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Imaging
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical  outcome research

STARS21 is supported by a diverse international multidisciplinary group encompassing physicians, molecular radiation biologists, radiation physicists and bio-informaticians and radiation therapists and is funded by agencies and corporate sponsors.

Our Vision

To recruit and train innovative Radiation Medicine Researchers who will form the next generation of investigators in developing and implementing an integrated perspective that encompasses novel diagnostic, therapeutic, and evaluative approaches to radiation medicine in Canada.

Training Centres

The program will run out of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, with the option to attend sessions virtually for those based outside of Toronto.

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