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Translational Research in Clinical Oncology

Female and Male Scientists Working in The Laboratory

The virtual TRACO course will usually held on Monday afternoons from September to November 2022 by WebEx.  TRACO is designed to provide an overview of general principles of cancer biology and treatment, genomics, precision medicine, mechanisms of resistance, use of preclinical models, and identification of novel molecular targets. Participants will have an unprecedented opportunity to learn new information, glimpse into future developments of translational research in clinical oncology and meet leaders in cancer research. The participation of NIH Postdoctoral and Clinical Fellows is encouraged.  

For more information contact Dr. Terry Moody at or by phone at 240-276-7785.


The 2022 TRACO registration is CLOSED.


Participants who registered for the course, may receive a certificate of completion after attending the lectures and passing the TRACO examination.  

Location and Time

Two hour sessions will usually occur on Mondays, 4:00-6:00 p.m., by WebEx. Lectures will be videocast and archived. Each session will have two 50-min lectures with ample time for discussion and analysis. Classes will occur from September 6, 2022 to November 28, 2022.

Faculty Coordinators

  • Irwin Arias, M.D.
  • Oliver Bogler, Ph.D.
  • Terry Moody, Ph.D.
  • Lyuba Varticovski, M.D.
  • Farah Zia, M.D.


  • C. Alewine, M.D., Ph.D.
  • S. Ambs, Ph.D.
  • C. Annunziata, M.D., Ph.D.
  • P. Choyke, M.D.
  • M. Dobrovolskaia, Ph.D.
  • S. Goff, M.D.
  • S. Gopal, M.D.
  • T. Greten, M.D.
  • C. Harris, M.D.
  • J. Luo, Ph.D.
  • R. Madan, M.D.
  • F. Maldarelli, M.D., Ph.D.
  • T. Moody, Ph.D.
  • E. Nichols, M.D. 
  • O. Olaku, M.D.
  • Y. Pommier, M.D., Ph.D.
  • J. Schiller, Ph.D.
  • M. Shah, M.D.
  • E. Szabo, M.D.
  • J. Smith, M.D.
  • A. Simeonov, Ph.D.
  • A. Thomas, M.D. 
  • M. Verma, Ph.D.
  • J. Wei, Ph.D.
  • F. Zia, M.D.
TRACO Course Schedule
Date Topics Faculty
Sept. 6


Cervical cancer

T. Moody

J. Schiller

Sept. 12

Ovarian cancer    

Cancer disparities

C. Annunziata

S. Ambs

Sept. 19

Cancer global health

Immune checkpoints

S. Gopal

S. Goff

Sept. 26

Colon Cancer    

Clinical trials

T. Greten

J. Smith

Oct. 3

CAR-T cells

Small molecules

M. Shah

A. Simeonov

Oct. 11

Radiation oncology

Cancer imaging    

E. Nichols

P. Choyke

Oct. 17


Prostate cancer    

A. Thomas

R. Madan

Oct. 24

Breast Cancer 


F. Zia

F. Maldarelli

Oct. 31



J. Wei

M. Verma

Nov. 7



J. Luo

E. Szabo

Nov. 14


Case Reports

M. Dobrovolskaia

O. Olaku

Nov. 21

Precision medicine


C. Harris

Y. Pommier

Nov. 28

Pancreatic cancer


C. Alewine


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