Training the next generation of cancer imaging scientists and clinicians is a vital part of the CRUK and EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre at Cambridge and Manchester. Clinical Fellowships and non-clinical PhD studentships provide the opportunity for trainees with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, physics and medicine to carry out doctoral studies in cancer imaging.
The Centre’s training programme includes lectures and seminars on cancer cell biology and imaging technologies, as well as courses on ethics and good clinical practice. Short placements in radiology allow students to become acquainted with image acquisition and interpretation for each of the major investigative techniques. Students will also be able to undertake external training and attend clinical and translational conferences.
Each project has a multidisciplinary supervisory team to ensure exposure to the broad spectrum of disciplines within imaging research. Students are assigned a mentor from a partner institution who is involved in their appraisal and assessment.
We encourage the development of the research community within the Centre. An annual postgraduate summer school is held alternately in Cambridge and Manchester. This residential meeting includes taught sessions, master classes, student presentations and discussion alongside more social events. In addition, a quarterly imaging workshop, open to all members of the Centre and focusing on a particular imaging challenge, will foster collaboration.