FUNDING CHALLENGES:EARLY STAGE INVESTIGATORS                                 Jon Chung, Ph.D.      Fight Colorectal Cancer...
Career path for a cancer research                scientist    FELLOWSHIPS         4 YEARS      Undergraduate         + PRO...
Funding for each career stage          FUNDING                              Undergraduate       PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP    ...
My career path          UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE UK             Undergraduate  UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER/CANCER RESEARCH UK ...
My career path          UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE UK                Undergraduate  UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER/CANCER RESEARCH ...
Typical costs for cancer research                      LARGE EQUIPMENT                -Microscope: $10,000-$100,000       ...
Career path for a cancer research               scientist20 years                        4 YEARS         Undergraduate    ...
Fight Colorectal Cancer Funded Project:   Hedgehog inhibitors for colorectal                cancer?
Fight Colorectal Cancer Funded Project:   Hedgehog inhibitors for colorectal                cancer?     Medulloblastoma tr...
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Jon Chung CRC Funding for Research

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Chung is Fight Colorectal Cancer’s 2011 Lisa Fund Research Grant recipient. He is studying the hedgehog pathway in metastatic colorectal cancer.

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Jon Chung CRC Funding for Research

  1. 1. FUNDING CHALLENGES:EARLY STAGE INVESTIGATORS Jon Chung, Ph.D. Fight Colorectal Cancer Post Doctoral Fellow Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  2. 2. Career path for a cancer research scientist FELLOWSHIPS 4 YEARS Undergraduate + PROFESSOR’S GRANT 6+ YEARS Graduate student 6+ YEARS Post DocINDEPENDENT RESEARCH ~3+ YEARS New assistant Professor R01 GRANT
  3. 3. Funding for each career stage FUNDING Undergraduate PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP Graduate student [AND/OR PAID FROM PROFESSOR’S GRANT] POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP Post Doc[AND/OR PAID FROM PROFESSOR’S R01 GRANT] TRANSITION GRANT New assistant Professor UNIVERSITY STARTUP PACKAGE R01 Grant First R01 Grant
  4. 4. My career path UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE UK Undergraduate UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER/CANCER RESEARCH UK Graduate studentUK GOVERNMENT/CANCER RESEARCH UK FELLOWSHIP JOHNS HOPKINS Post Doc DR. BUNZ R01 FIGHT COLORECTAL CANCER FELLOWSHIP
  5. 5. My career path UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE UK Undergraduate UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER/CANCER RESEARCH UK Graduate studentUK GOVERNMENT/CANCER RESEARCH UK FELLOWSHIP JOHNS HOPKINS DR. BUNZ R01 Post Doc ? FIGHT COLORECTAL CANCER FELLOWSHIP TRANSITION GRANT or UNIVERSITY STARTUP PACKAGE New assistant Professor ? First R01 Grant
  6. 6. Typical costs for cancer research LARGE EQUIPMENT -Microscope: $10,000-$100,000 -Ultra cold freezer: $5,000+ -Cell incubator: $5,000+ EVERYDAY COSTS-Colorectal cancer cells: $300 per cell line (>50 colorectal lines) -Antibodies/enzymes/cancer drugs: $300 each -“Consumables”: $20,000+
  7. 7. Career path for a cancer research scientist20 years 4 YEARS Undergraduate 6+ YEARS Graduate student 6+ YEARS Post Doc ~3-5 YEARS New assistant Professor~15% success rate (2011 NCI) R01 GRANT
  8. 8. Fight Colorectal Cancer Funded Project: Hedgehog inhibitors for colorectal cancer?
  9. 9. Fight Colorectal Cancer Funded Project: Hedgehog inhibitors for colorectal cancer? Medulloblastoma trial: Rudin et al. 2009, NEJM
  10. 10. THANK YOU!

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