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    Boston Leadership Institute: Oncology Research


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, Bio Technology
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    This program covers the study, treatment, and research of cancer, including medical radiation and surgical oncology. Students will study the tell-tale signs of cancer, tackle the complex process of diagnosing, including the staging process, and provide a prognosis to a mock patient.

    From here, students will study treatments including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. They’ll examine the effects, both positive and negative, of radical procedures, and they’ll perform mock surgeries to get a hands-on feel for removing cancer from a patient’s body. Additionally, students will study the anatomy of cancer itself, including the way it grows and the environments in which it thrives. Maria Lazebnik, who holds a PhD in Genetics from Tufts University School of Medicine, designed BLI’s one-week Oncology program in 2018 and will return to lead program.

    This is a competitive admissions summer research program designed for teens. 

    Cost and Session Information

    June 26-July 14, 2023  | Longwood Medical Area


    • "We learned a lot about cancer and cancer research, and how we can continue on and help in the future. I liked how this camp was really educational and professional and how we got to go all over Boston and even to Cambridge on field trips to see different cancer institutes."

      - Student Comment - August 2, 2019
    • "I thought the program was really good because I had no bio background at all and now I know a ton about cancer and cellular biology."

      - Student Comment - August 2, 2019
    • "This program was a transformative experience for me... The course was challenging in the best way possible, and Doctor Lazebnik was thorough in her explanations, so as that each student felt they had a grasp of the complex topics we covered."

      - Student Comment - August 2, 2019