Frontiers in Cancer Research

Science Education Partnership

Frontiers in Cancer Research

Frontiers in Cancer Research ("Frontiers") is an NIH SEPA funded program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Frontiers provides curriculum, hands-on scientific resources and research experiences to help secondary school teachers and their students understand what cancer is, how it can be treated, and what kind of careers are possible in biomedical research. This program builds on our long-standing efforts and institutional commitment to support the development of the diverse next generation of biomedical scientists.

This project was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), Grant Number R25 GM129842,  from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIGMS or NIH.

NIGMS, part of the National Institutes of Health, supports basic research that increases the understanding of biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Its Science Education Partnership Award program funds innovative pre-kindergarten to grade 12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, and informal science education projects.

Associated Publication

Check out our featured publication in The Science Teacher. This paper describes the redesign of a common biology lab activity to foreground the roles argumentative critique and collaborative talk play in professional science communities for students. 

Chowning, J., Wu, R., Brinkema, C., Crocker, W., Bass, K. D., & Lazerte, D. (2019, February). A New Twist on DNA Extraction. The Science Teacher, 20-27.