Pritzker School of Medicine Scholars in Oncology-Associated Research

Intro to Oncology

Intro to Oncology


To introduce students to research in oncology, SOAR scholars will participate in an Interdisciplinary Oncology Seminar Series offered as an PSOM elective during the Spring and in the SOAR Oncology Journal Club to review seminal papers during the summer.


SOAR Interdisciplinary Oncology Spring Seminar Series


In preparation for summer research, SOAR students will participate in a seminar series during the spring. Seminars will be given by a wide array of multidisciplinary and interprofessional clinicians and bench scientists to expose these students to the broad continuum of oncologic care, clinical and translational research, basic science, and global health.

Visit the SOAR Seminar Series page

SOAR Summer Journal Club


During their intensive 11 week research experience, students will also participate in a summer journal club led by Dr. Funmi Olopade. This review of seminal papers in oncology will also be offered online to Global Oncology SOAR students as well. Selected readings are seminal papers that are fundamental to cancer research.

Visit the SOAR Journal Club page

SOAR Group Trip to ASCO

Each year starting in 2022, SOAR Scholars will have the opportunity to attend ASCO (the largest cancer-focused conference) for free. The group will be guided by Dr. Daniel golden. Attendance presents the opportunity to network with cancer leaders from across the globe and be exposed to the many possibilities within cancer research.